Prescription de medicaments generiques: impact du nouveau systeme de prix sur les couts et les economies potentielles. [Generic drug prescribing: pilot study on the impact of the new drug pricing system on costs and potential savings]

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serval:BIB_513FAA85F48E
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Prescription de medicaments generiques: impact du nouveau systeme de prix sur les couts et les economies potentielles. [Generic drug prescribing: pilot study on the impact of the new drug pricing system on costs and potential savings]
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Wasserfallen  J. B., Shimia  S., Biollaz  J., Pannatier  A.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
03/2006
Volume
2
Number
59
Pages
865-6, 868-71
Notes
English Abstract
Journal Article --- Old month value: Mar 29
Abstract
The impact of a systematic generic substitution and of the new drug pricing system (implemented in 2002 for cost saving reasons) on prescription cost was computed on the basis of prescriptions delivered in January 1999 for patients leaving our university hospital. A total of 3,099 prescriptions, representing 5,514 drugs, were delivered in one month, of which 335 (6%) were excluded (drug not available in 2002 or magistral preparations). Forced generic prescription would have saved 3,8% of global costs, while the new drug pricing system would have increased costs between 1,1% and 8,0%. In this specific setting, savings linked with forced generic drug prescription was weak (4 to 5%), and the expected savings of the new drug pricing system were not observed.
Keywords
Costs and Cost Analysis Drugs, Generic/*economics Humans Pilot Projects Switzerland
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