Quotation Vogler, Sabine, Österle, August, Mayer, Susanne. 2015. Socioeconomic determinants of medicines use in Central Eastern Europe: the role of pharmaceutical policy in reducing inequalities. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 8 (S1), 1-2.


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Even though access to essential medicines is a human right, inequalities in access resulting in differences in medicine use between socioeconomic groups are known from several countries world-wide. However, the socioeconomic determinants of medicine use in Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) have not yet been explored. For a sample of eight countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, and Slovakia), this study thus aims to analyse whether socioeconomic status influences medicine use and investigates to what extent observed inequalities can be explained by current (lack of) pharmaceutical policies and how policies can help reduce existing inequalities.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
Language English
Title Socioeconomic determinants of medicines use in Central Eastern Europe: the role of pharmaceutical policy in reducing inequalities
Volume 8
Number S1
Year 2015
Page from 1
Page to 2
URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/2052-3211-8-S1-O12
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2052-3211-8-S1-O12

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The biographical meaning of migration processes from the 'East' to the 'West' of Europe
People
Vogler, Sabine (Former researcher)
Österle, August (Details)
Mayer, Susanne (Former researcher)
Organization
Institute for Social Policy IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
3911 Economics of the health system (Details)
5911 Social policy (Details)
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