Study 2: Medication dispensed through prescription

Study 2: Medication dispensed through prescription



one out of every seven euros of public health expenditure is spent on prescription drugs in pharmacies within the public spending review that we are carrying out in RF this is one of the most complex and significant programs the main conclusion reached is that there are significant opportunities for improvement in public financing of medicines against a backdrop of increasing healthcare public spending as a result of aging and in death spending review is key to increasing cost-effectiveness and the coupling health care spending from business cycle fluctuations one of the key issues is that the autonomous communities which bear the responsibility for this expenditure in their budgets have little capacity to influence decisions on which drugs are financed and at what price for this reason we propose giving them greater influence and co-responsibility in the body that makes these decisions in addition we consider it necessary to strengthen this body in order to improve its functioning and technical independence as a result of this we see possible efficiency improvements in pricing for this reason we propose mechanisms to encourage competition and we suggest that the possibility be studied of applying in a generalized way some existing ones at the regional level such as auctions although with some changes to achieve the desired results for the benefit of the general public furthermore we propose a series of improvements the current co-payment scheme the cooperation between the Spanish medicines agency and the regional agencies and the development of plans to promote a more rational use of medicines it will lay the foundations for a better result even in the prescription of medicines we will make this expenditure more sustainable for the benefit of everyone

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