The way to economic prescribing

Mandy Ryan*, Brian Yule

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Abstract

Concern about the size of the NHS drugs bill in the UK has resulted in three main policy initiatives by government: regular increases in prescription charges, the introduction of restrictions on the range of prescribable drugs, and the implementation of prescribing budgets. This paper argues that such policies, whilst reducing the NHS drugs bill, have given little consideration to the efficiency of prescribing. Other policy options are considered which may reduce the NHS drugs bill in ways more consistent with efficient prescribing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-38
Number of pages14
JournalHealth Policy
Volume25
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1993

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Economics
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Drug Prescriptions
Budgets
Prescriptions

Keywords

  • Economics
  • Efficiency
  • Incentives
  • Prescribing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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The way to economic prescribing. / Ryan, Mandy; Yule, Brian.

In: Health Policy, Vol. 25, No. 1-2, 09.1993, p. 25-38.

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Ryan, Mandy ; Yule, Brian. / The way to economic prescribing. In: Health Policy. 1993 ; Vol. 25, No. 1-2. pp. 25-38.
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