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Strictly speaking, the term "capitation'' refers only to a payment mechanism - paying a provider a specific sum of money for the ongoing care of a…
A type of price quotation, indicating the delivery of goods including cargo insurance to the named place of destination at seller's expense. In an…
A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution such as a hospital or community mental health centre, which is delineated on…
A policy where funds already paid by public payers to pharmaceutical companies, wholesalers or pharmacists have to be paid back to the third party…
The study of the effects of the pharmaceuticals in humans. Last update: 7 June 2023 Source: Strom & Kimmel, updated by PPRI
Any investigation in human subjects intended to discover or verify the clinical, pharmacological and/or other pharmacodynamic effects of an…
Cost-sharing in the form of a set proportion of the cost of a service. Cf. Out-of pocket payments Last update: 7 June 2023 Source: PPRI
Insured patient’s contribution towards the cost of a medical service covered by the insurer. Can be expressed as a percentage of the total cost of…
A medicine that contains more than one active ingredient. Cf. fixed dose combination (FDC) product   In German: Kombinationsprodukt…
Health care facility dispensing medicines (POM and OTC, reimbursable and non-reimbursable medicines) to out-patients. Pharmacies are subject to…
A medical condition that arises during a course of treatment and is expected to increase the length of stay by at least one day for most patients.
The preparation and supply of a single unit of a product intended for immediate use by a specific consumer. Compounding may provide a solution to the…
Schemes where coverage is granted conditional on the initiation of a program of data collection. Cf. managed entry agreements In German: …
A conditional marketing authorisation may be granted where, although comprehensive clinical data referring to the safety and efficacy of the…
to be added in German: Bedingungsabhängige Preisbildung Methode der Preisbildung, bei welcher der Preis eines Arzneimittels an bestimmte…
Continuation of coverage for individual patients is conditioned upon meeting short-term treatment goals. Cf. managed entry agreements
The quantity of a pharmaceutical(s), made by one manufacturer and supplied at one time in response to a particular request or order. A consignment…
Use of services and supplies. Consumption in health care is commonly examined in terms of pattern of use of a single service (e.g. number of visits…
The material employed in the packaging of a pharmaceutical product. Containers include primary, secondary and transportation containers. Containers…
Defined as the degree to which a series of discrete healthcare events is experienced as coherent and connected and consistent with the patient’s…