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Impact of a generic substitution reform on patients' and society's expenditure for pharmaceuticals


  • Andersson, Karolina
  • Bergstrom, Gina
  • Petzold, Max G.
  • Carlsten, Anders


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  • Andersson, Karolina & Bergstrom, Gina & Petzold, Max G. & Carlsten, Anders, 2007. "Impact of a generic substitution reform on patients' and society's expenditure for pharmaceuticals," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 81(2-3), pages 376-384, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:81:y:2007:i:2-3:p:376-384

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