Financial burden of medicines from co-payments and protective measures applied in European countries

The Pharmacoeconomics Department at GÖG is participating in the European Public Health Week 2021 with a contribution on financial burden of medicines for patients arising from co-payments.

Experts of the Pharmacoeconomics Department produced a fact sheet which provides an overview of co-payment regulations for medicines as well as of protective mechanisms such as exemptions from or reductions of co-payments for vulnerable groups for the countries of the WHO European Region. Furthermore, the fact sheet illustrates the actual financial burden that patients encounter when filling prescriptions for selected medicines in a few European countries.

Fact sheet

In addition, this topic is also presented in an interview that Nina Zimmermann led with Sabine Vogler.

A video of the interview can be accessed here.

The contribution relates to the daily theme of Friday 21 May: “Leaving no one behind”.