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A measure of in-patient health facility use, determined by dividing available bed days by patient days. It measures the average percentage of a…
Prescription of a medicine or medical device outside its licensed indication, to treat a condition or disease for which it has not been specially…
A medicine gets off-patent once the right of making, using and selling an invention protected by a grant for a set period of time expires. Cf.…
Any medicine which is prepared in a pharmacy in accordance with the prescriptions of a pharmacopoeia and is intended to be supplied directly to the…
A branded medicine protected by a grant for a set period of time allowing the manufacturer the sole right to make, use and sell that medicine. Cf.…
Coverage conditional on individual participation in research (i.e. only patients participating in the scientific study are covered). Cf. managed…
Coverage conditional on a scheme to conduct a study that informs the use of the medical product in the payer patient population. Cf. managed entry…
In the context of hospitals: Statement in the patient’s permanent medical record describing actions, including medication administration, that an…
Process by which a medication order is reviewed and processed in preparation for dispensing; may include manual or electronic processes.
Public procurement of medicines may be organised at different levels, including at the level of individual facilities or at some aggregate level (…
The first version of a medicine that contains one or more on-patent active substances, developed by a pharmaceutical company which has exclusive…
A pharmaceutical for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of a life-threatening or chronic condition that is rare (defined in the European Uion as…
The maximum amount (e.g. a certain percentage of income) that an insured person has to pay for all covered health care services for a defined period…
The expenses of a person for medical care or medicines that are not covered by reimbursement of a third party payer – often for a defined period (e.g…
An out-patient is not formally admitted to the facility (e.g. physician’s private office) and does not stay overnight. An out-patient is thus a…
This item comprises medical and paramedical services delivered to out-patients. Out-patient (ambulatory) care is provided in the out-patient sector,…
Out-patient clinics offer facilities for the out-patient treatment of a patient except hospital out-patient departments or doctors' offices e.g.…
Out-patient departments are specialised and/or general units that may be located within all kinds of hospitals, which, however, serve out-patients.…
Out-patient facilities include all possibilities of care which do not require an overnight stay. Those facilities can range from simple doctors'…
Health care provider e.g. in a physician’s office, clinic, or day surgery center in the ambulatory sector (not in-patient, not in hospital). Synonym…