Indicator of access to medicines in relation to the multiple dimensions of access

Garcia, Marina M, Barbosa, Mariana M, Silva, Rondineli M, Reis, Edna A, Alvares, Juliana, Acurcio, Francisco de Assis, Godman, Brian ORCID: 0000-0001-6539-6972 and Guerra Junior, Augusto A
(2019) Indicator of access to medicines in relation to the multiple dimensions of access. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH, 8 (12). pp. 1027-1039.

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<b>Aim:</b> Creation of a single indicator of access to medicines. <b>Methods:</b> Data collection was performed with individuals who obtained their medication from either public and/or private pharmacies. A Likert scale was used to measure the importance and satisfaction in relation to various access dimensions. <b>Results:</b> A total of 580 individuals were interviewed. Overall, participants attributed very similar importance scores to the dimensions of access to medicines. The results of the mean score of each dimension showed a statistically significant difference according to the type of pharmacy that the participant visited. <b>Conclusion:</b> This developed indicator will enable a review of access to medicines, making comparisons possible as well as improving decision making about public policies in the field of Pharmaceutical Services.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: access, essential medicines, indicator
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2019 09:44
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2023 20:00
DOI: 10.2217/cer-2019-0031
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