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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…
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…
When a medicine or medical device is prescribed outside its licensed indication, to treat a condition or disease for which it is not specifically…
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.…
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…
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.…
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.
The first version of a medicine, developed and patented by an originator pharmaceutical company which has exclusive rights to marketing the product…
A product that it is intended for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of a life-threatening or chronically debilitating condition affecting not…
The end result of care and treatment and / or rehabilitation. In other words, the change in health, functional ability, symptoms or situation of a…
An agreement where the manufacturer provides rebates, refunds, or price adjustments if the product fails to meet the agreed outcome target. See also…
Usually an outlier in mathematics is a data point that is distinctly separate from the rest of the data. In the context of hospital care an outlier…
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 facilities include all possibilities of care which do not require an overnight stay. Those facilities can range from simple doctors'…