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Pharmacotherapy costs of osteoporosis and related fractures in Bulgaria

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dc.contributor.author Savova, A.
dc.contributor.author Stoimenova, A.
dc.contributor.author Manova, M.
dc.contributor.author Petrova, G.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-17T10:32:02Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-17T10:32:02Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04
dc.identifier.citation A. Savova, A. Stoimenova, M. Manova and G. Petrova. Pharmacotherapy costs of osteoporosis and related fractures in Bulgaria - Acta medica bulgarica , 39, 2012, No 1, 31- 39. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0324-1750
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10861/379
dc.description Address for correspondence: A. Savova ; Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Social Pharmacy and Pharmacoeconomics Medical University; 2 Dunav Str.; 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria; e-mail: alex_savov@mail.bg en_US
dc.description.abstract The objective of the study is to investigate and calculate the direct medical costs of osteoporosis, the indirect ones, as well as the family costs in Bulgaria. A top down retrospective cost study has been developed. Epidemiology data for osteoporosis has been derived from two published reports. The information on the prices of medicines, patient co-payment, level of reimbursement, hospitalization cost and average hospital stay is based on the offi cial national sources. Offi cial information provided by the National Health Insurance Fund is that in 2009 only 2,143,046 BGN for 5,950 treated patients were paid. The annual cost of femoral fractures should be 8 million BGN, and 800,000 BGN for rehabilitation. The rest of the fractures are mild and account for 26,950,000 BGN. The average disability loses account for approximately 23,105,472 BGN. The direct medical cost exhibits the proportion of 2 million for medicines to 36 million BGN for treatment of fractures. The major conclusions from our analysis are that the patients with osteoporosis in Bulgaria are not adequately treated in terms of reimbursement coverage and patients carry the greater part of fi nancial and social burden. en_US
dc.language.iso other en_US
dc.publisher Централна медицинска библиотека, МУ София / Central Medical Library - MU Sofia en_US
dc.subject cost study, pharmacotherapy, osteoporosis, health policy, medicines policy en_US
dc.title Pharmacotherapy costs of osteoporosis and related fractures in Bulgaria en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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  • Acta Medica Bulgarica
    Многопрофилно списание, излизащо само на английски език. Съдържа авторски статии от водещи български медицински специалисти, отразяващи върховите постижения на българската медицина наука и практика. Публикуват се материали, отразяващи резултати от експериментални проучвания, клиника и казуистика. Излиза 2 пъти годишно. ISSN:0324-1750

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