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The impact of repeated cost containment policies on pharmaceutical expenditure: experience in Spain


  • Iván Moreno-Torres


  • Jaume Puig-Junoy
  • Josep Raya


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  • Iván Moreno-Torres & Jaume Puig-Junoy & Josep Raya, 2011. "The impact of repeated cost containment policies on pharmaceutical expenditure: experience in Spain," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer;Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie (DGGÖ), vol. 12(6), pages 563-573, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:eujhec:v:12:y:2011:i:6:p:563-573
    DOI: 10.1007/s10198-010-0271-1

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    1. Atella, Vincenzo, 2000. "Drug cost containment policies in Italy: are they really effective in the long-run?: The case of minimum reference price," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 50(3), pages 197-218, January.
    2. Puig-Junoy, Jaume, 2004. "Incentives and pharmaceutical reimbursement reforms in Spain," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 67(2), pages 149-165, February.
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    1. Jaume Puig-Junoy & Santiago Rodríguez-Feijoó & Beatriz Lopez-Valcarcel, 2014. "Paying for Formerly Free Medicines in Spain After 1 Year of Co-Payment: Changes in the Number of Dispensed Prescriptions," Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, Springer, vol. 12(3), pages 279-287, June.

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    Pharmaceutical expenditure; Pharmaceutical policy; Cost containment measures; Time series; H51; I18;

    JEL classification:

    • H51 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Health
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health


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