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A compulsory transfer of money from private individuals, institutions or groups to the government. It may be levied upon wealth or income (direct…
A taxonomy in general is a classification method of elements in groups or categories. Such groups have to be determined and defined according to the…
Any formal and competitive procurement procedure through which tenders (offers) are requested, received and evaluated for the procurement of goods,…
The effect conveyed on a patient following administration of a pharmaceutical which either restores, corrects or modifies a physiological function(s…
Two pharmaceutical products are considered to be therapeutically equivalent if they are pharmaceutically equivalent or pharmaceutical alternatives…
Group of medicinal products according to their indications of use.
The practice of using the price(s) of similar products (ATC 4 level) or with therapeutical equivalent treatment (not necessarily a medicine) in a…
Services provided by highly specialised providers (e.g. neurosurgeons, thoracic surgeons, intensive care units). Such services frequently require…
Public or private organisation that pays or insures health or medical expenses on behalf of beneficiaries or recipients. Recipients pay a premium…
A tissue bank or a unit of a hospital or another body where activities of processing, preservation, storage or distribution of human tissues and…
Traceability is the ability to track forward the movement through specified stage(s) of the extended supply chain and trace backward the history,…
The buying and selling of a product on terms mutually agreed by the buyer and seller.
Directive 89/105/EEC (of 21 December 1988) relates to the transparency of measures regulating the pricing of medicines for human use and their…