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Steuerung des GKV-Arzneimittelmarktes – Auswirkungen von Selbstbeteiligungen und Härtefallregelungen



This analysis shows that hardship and not hardship cases respectively reject clear differences both at the demand and at the expenditures for pharmaceuticals financed by the statutory health insurance. Hardship cases without exemption regulations would be burden therefore by enormous co-payments. Moreover, it also turns out that straight hardship cases are less healthy on average than not hardship cases. Co-payments without accompanying hardship case regulations would therefore hardly make a supply possible adapted to the needs of hardship cases. On the other hand the effectivity of drug co-payment regulations is reduced by hardship case regulations considerably.

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  • Bernhard Langer & Anita B. Pfaff & Axel Olaf Kern, 2006. "Steuerung des GKV-Arzneimittelmarktes – Auswirkungen von Selbstbeteiligungen und Härtefallregelungen," Discussion Paper Series 285, Universitaet Augsburg, Institute for Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:aug:augsbe:0285

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    co-payments; pharmaceutical market; statutory health insurance; public finance;

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    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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