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Active pharmaceutical management strategies of health insurance systems to improve cost-effective use of medicines in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review of current evidence

  • Faden, Laura
  • Vialle-Valentin, Catherine
  • Ross-Degnan, Dennis
  • Wagner, Anita
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    Health insurance systems have great potential to improve the cost-effective use of medicines by leveraging better provider prescribing, more cost-effective use by consumers, and lower prices from industry. Despite ample evidence from high-income countries, little is known about insurance system strategies targeting medicines in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). This paper provides a critical review of the literature on these strategies and their impacts in LMIC.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Health Policy.

    Volume (Year): 100 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 134-143

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:100:y:2011:i:2:p:134-143
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