The german experience in reference pricing.
Traduction en français : L'expérience allemande du prix de référence.
This article concerns the reference price scheme wich concerns setting a price cap for each active ingredient, or group of active ingredients considered equivalent according to some feature (e.g. therapeutic effects and chemical structure).
In 1989, the reference price scheme for reimbursable drugs was introduced in Germany to reduce pharmaceutical expenditure, which has been steadily increasing in the past.
The study investigates the economic effects of introducing reference prices in Germany to order to assess whether this system has been effective in containing public pharmaceutical expenditure.
We conclude that the reference prices scheme is an effective tool for price control, but cost containment requires further measures.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médicament, Prix, Expérience, Politique sanitaire, Système santé, Contrôle, Dépense, Economie santé, Allemagne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug, Price, Experience, Health policy, Health system, Check, Expenditure, Health economy, Germany
Cote : 15938, P92
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 11/09/1998.