PPRI Profiles / Briefs

We provide country-specific information in different formats about the pharmaceutical systems (out-patient, in-patient, both sectors) with a focus on pricing, procurement and reimbursement. PPRI and PHIS country reports were written by country representatives (usually staff of public authorities for pricing and reimbursement; involvement of hospital pharmacists in the case of PHIS and researchers is possible) and were reviewed by the PPRI Secretariat. These documents arising from PPRI and PHIS are considered as official documents of the countries.

PPRI Pharma Profiles are available in longer and shorter versions (Short PPRI Pharma Profiles). In addition, the new series of PPRI Pharma Briefs (developed in 2019) offer concise and up-to-date country reports on a few pages (information at a glance).   

Albania

Hana E, Gaba D, Backa M.: PPRI Pharma Profile Albania 2009. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2009

Austria

For an update on the pharmaceutical system in Austria see also the article: Vogler S: Pharmaceutical regulation and policies in Austria. Revista Brasileira de Farmácia Hospitalar e Serviços de Saúde. 2022; 13(1): 639

Vogler S, Haasis M.A., Zimmermann N (2019): PPRI Pharma Brief: Austria 2019. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information (PPRI) Pharma Briefs Series. Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (GÖG / Austrian National Public Health Institute), Vienna

Zimmermann N, Rainer L (2018): Short PPRI Pharma Profile Austria 2017. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information (PPRI), Austrian Public Health Institute (GÖG), Vienna

Vogler S, Schmickl B, Zimmermann N (2013): Short PPRI / PHIS Pharma Profile Austria 2013. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information (PPRI) / Pharmaceutical Health Information System (PHIS), Vienna

Zimmermann N, Vogler S. (2012): PPRI/PHIS Pharma Profile Austria 2012. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information (PPRI) / Pharmaceutical Health Information System (PHIS), Vienna

Zimmermann N, Vogler S, Morak S, Windisch F (2010): Krankenhaus-Pharma-Bericht Österreich 2009. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission,Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health

Vogler S, Leopold C (2010): WHO Pharmaceutical Country Profile – Austria . Written by Gesundheit Österreich GmbH, commissioned by the World Health Organization, Vienna

Zimmermann N, Vogler S (2009): PHIS Hospital Pharma Report Austria 2009. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Vienna

Leopold C, Habl C, Vogler S, Morak S (2008): PPRI Pharma Profile Austria 2008 . Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, Vienna

Leopold C, Habl C, Vogler S, Morak S (2008): PPRI Pharma Profile Austria 2008 (German). Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, Vienna

Arts D, Habl C, Leopold C, Windisch F (2007): PPRI Pharma Profile Austria 2007. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, Vienna

Belgium

Antonissen Y, DeSwaef A.: PHIS Hospital Pharma Report Belgium 2009. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2009

DeSwaef A, Antonissen Y.: PPRI Pharma Profile Belgium 2008. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2008

DeSwaef A, Antonissen Y.: PPRI Pharma Profile 2007 Belgium. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2007

Bulgaria

Andre G, Semerdjiev I.: PHIS Pharma Profile Bulgaria 2010. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2010

Andre G, Semerdjiev I.: PHIS Hospital Pharma Report Bulgaria 2009. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2009

Andre G, Semerdjiev I.: PPRI Pharma Profile Bulgaria 2007. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2007

Croatia

Getlinger M, Vogler S.: Arzneimittelsystem Kroatien - Factsheet (in German) . Written by Gesundheit Österreich GmbH, commissioned by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2013, 2013

Morak S.: Arzneimittelsystem Kroatien - Factsheet. Written by Gesundheit Österreich GmbH, commissioned by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2009

Cyprus

Zimmermann N, Haasis MA (2021): PPRI Pharma Brief: Cyprus 2021. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information (PPRI) Pharma Briefs Series.Gesundheit Österreich (GÖG / Austrian National Public Heatlh Institute), Vienna

Petrou P (2010): PHIS Hospital Pharma Report Cyprus 2009. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health

Ashikales X, Tsinontides A (2007): PPRI Pharma Profile Cyprus 2007. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth

Czech Republic

Zalesakova P (2009): PHIS Hospital Pharma Report Czech Republic 2009. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health

Denmark

Safiye Özer, Elisabeth Thomsen, Paul Schüder.: PHIS Pharma Profile Denmark 2011. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2013

Er S.: PHIS Hospital Pharma Report Denmark 2009. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2009

Thomsen E, Er S, Fonnesbæk Rasmussen P.: PPRI Pharma Profile Denmark 2007. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2008

Estonia

Pudersell K, Vetka A, Rootslane L, Mathiesen M, Vendla K, Laasalu K.: PPRI Pharma Profile Estonia 2007. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2007

Finland

Närhi U.: PHIS Hospital Pharma Report Finland 2009. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2009

Mäntyranta T, Martikainen J, Kivioja A, Paldán M.: PPRI Pharma Profile Finland 2007. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2007

France

Vogler S, Zimmermann N, Windisch F (2022): PPRI Medical Devices Brief: France 2022. PPRI Medical Devices Briefs Series. Gesundheit Österreich (GÖG / Austrian Public Health Institute), Vienna

Vogler, S.(2020): PPRI Pharma Brief: France 2020. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information (PPRI) Pharma Briefs Series

Lopes S, Marty Ch, Berdai B (2011): PHIS Pharma Profile France 2011. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health

Lopes S, Marty C, Berdai D (2009): PHIS Hospital Pharma Report France 2009. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health

Van Ganse E, Chamba G, Bruet G, Becquart V, Stamm C, Lopes S, Marty C (2008): PPRI Pharma Profile France 2008. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth

Van Ganse E, Chamba G, Bruet G, Becquart V, Stamm C, Lopes S, Marty C (2008): PPRI Pharma Profile France 2008 (Korean version). Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth; translated by the Health Insurance Policy Research, South Korea 2010

Van Ganse E, Chamba G, Bruet G, Becquart V, Stamm C, Lopes S, Marty C (2007): PPRI Pharma Profile France 2007. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth

Germany

Stargardt T, Busse R, Dauben H.P.: PPRI Pharma Profile Germany 2008. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2008

Greece

Vardica A, Kontozamanis V.: PPRI Pharma Profile Greece 2007. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2007

Hungary

Kovács T, Rózsa P, Szigeti S, Borcsek B, Lengyel G.: PPRI Pharma Profile Hungary 2007. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2007

Ireland

Elliott D, Byrne G.: PPRI Pharma Profile Ireland 2007. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2007

Italy

Vogler, S.: PPRI Pharma Brief: Italy 2021. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information (PPRI) Pharma Briefs Series, 2021

Martini N, Folino Gallo P, Montilla S.: PPRI Pharma Profile Italy 2007. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2007

Kyrgyzstan

Schneider P, Vogler S.: Pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement reform in Kyrgyzstan. WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2016, Copenhagen

Latvia

Gulbe A, Innus J, Arajs D, Martinsons A.: PHIS Hospital Pharma Report Latvia 2009. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2009

Behmane D, Viksna A, Gulbe A.: PPRI Pharma Profile Latvia 2008. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2008

Behmane D.: PPRI Pharma Profile Latvia 2007. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2007

Lithuania

Krukiene G, Alonderis T, Knasiene D, Jankauskiene O.: PHIS Hospital Pharma Report Lithuania 2009. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2009

Krukiene G, Alonderis T.: PPRI Pharma Profile Lithuania 2008. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2008

Krukiene G, Alonderis T.: PPRI Pharma Profile Lithuania 2007. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2007

Malta

Meli S, Magrin Sammut S (2022): PPRI Pharma Brief: Malta 2021. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information (PPRI) Pharma Briefs Series. Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (GÖG / Austrian National Public Health Institute), Vienna

Zahra Pulis I.: PHIS Hospital Pharma Report Malta 2009. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2009

Netherlands

Storms H, Schreurs M.: PHIS Hospital Pharma Report The Netherlands 2009. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2010

Norway

Weise N, Festøy H, Hagen C.: PPRI Pharma Profile Norway 2018. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information (PPRI), 2018

Festøy H, Ognøy A.H.: PPRI Pharma Profile Norway 2015. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information (PPRI), 2015

Festøy H, Aanes T,Yu L.M, Ognøy A, Gregersen T.: PHIS Pharma Profile Norway 2011. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2011

Aanes T, Ognøy A.H, Festoy H.: PHIS Hospital Pharma Report Norway 2009. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2009

Festöy H, Sveen K, Yu K.M, Gjönnes L, Gregersen T.: PPRI Pharma Profile Norway 2008. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2008

Frostelid T, Hansen T, Sveen K, Gregersen T, Grosvold I.: PPRI Pharma Profile Norway 2007. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2007

Poland

Adamski J, Wendykowska K.: PHIS Hospital Pharma Report Poland 2009. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2010

Leopold C, Vogler S.: Access to essential medicines in Poland . Commissioned by Health Action International Europe, 2009

Leopold C, Vogler S.: Access to essential medicines in Poland (Polish). Commissioned by Health Action International Europe, 2009

Janiszewski R, Bondaryk K.: PPRI Pharma Profile Poland 2007. Commissioned by European Commission, Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General and Austrian Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2007

Portugal

Caldeira S, Furtado C, Vieira I, Baptista A.: PHIS Hospital Pharma Report Portugal 2010. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2010

Vogler S, Leopold C.: Access to essential medicines in Portugal . Commissioned by Health Action International Europe, 2009

Vogler S, Leopold C.: Access to essential medicines in Portugal (Portuguese). Commissioned by Health Action International Europe, 2009

Teixeira I, Vieira I.: PPRI Pharma Profile Portugal 2008. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2008

Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Jang S, Byun J, Song I, Cho H.: PPRI Pharma Profile South Korea 2018. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information (PPRI), College of Pharmacy, Gachon University, National Health Insurance Service, 2019

Romania

Leopold C, Vogler S.: Access to essential medicines in Romania . Commissioned by Health Action International Europe, 2010

Slovakia

Mazag J: PHIS Hospital Pharma Report Slovakia 2009. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2009

Mazag J, Segec A: PPRI Pharma Profile Slovakia 2007. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2007

Spain

Vogler S: PPRI Pharma Brief: Spain 2020. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information (PPRI) Pharma Briefs Series.Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (GÖG / Austrian National Public Heatlh Institute): 2020, Vienna

Martínez Vallejo M, Ferré de la Peña P, Guilló Izquierdo M.J, Lens Cabrera C: PHIS Pharma Profile Spain 2010. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission,Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2010

Sweden

Pontén J, Rönnholm G, Skiöld P : PPRI Pharma Profile Sweden 2017. TLV Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency, 2017

Stenberg A.M, Landerholm L, Svensson J.: PHIS Hospital Pharma Report Sweden 2009. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2009

Redman R, Köping Höggård M.: PPRI Pharma Profile Sweden 2007. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2007

Turkey

Tatar M.: Short PPRI Pharma Profile Turkey 2017. 2017

Tatar M.: Short PPRI/PHIS Pharma Profile Turkey 2013. 2014

Tatar M.: PHIS Hospital Pharma Report Turkey 2010. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2010

Tatar M.: PPRI Pharma Profile Turkey 2007. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2007

United Kingdom

Kullmann D.: PHIS Pharma Profile United Kingdom 2010. Pharmaceutical Health Information System (PHIS); Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health , 2010

James D, Kullman D.: PHIS Hospital Pharma Report United Kingdom 2009. Pharmaceutical Health Information System; Commissioned by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, 2009

Palnoch D, Kullman D, Sherriff J, Barnor E, Baxter M, Carter J, Crompton-Howe G, Kenworthy D, Blessing R, Stokoe H, Derbyshire M.: PPRI Pharma Profile United Kingdom 2007. Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, 2007

Palnoch D, Kullman D, Sherriff J, Barnor E, Baxter M, Carter J, Crompton-Howe G, Kenworthy D, Blessing R, Stokoe H, Derbyshire M.: PPRI Pharma Profile United Kingdom 2007 (Korean version). Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information; Commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection and Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth; translated by the Health Insurance Policy Research Institute, the National Health Insurance Corporation, South Korea, 2010, 2007