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dc.creatorLakić, Dragana
dc.creatorTasić, Ljiljana
dc.creatorKos, Mitja
dc.creatorPetrova, Guenka
dc.creatorStoimenova, Assena
dc.creatorKrajnović, Dušanka
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-02T11:28:42Z
dc.date.available2019-09-02T11:28:42Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn0353-9504
dc.identifier.urihttp://farfar.pharmacy.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1692
dc.description.abstractAim To analyze the pharmacy network (structure and resources) in Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia and its relation to public expenditures for medicines. Methods We performed a cross-sectional study using the officially published data for the period 2003-2008 in four selected countries. Data sources were relevant national institutions. Results In 2008, Serbia had 27.5, Bulgaria 66.8, Croatia 59.5, and Slovenia 71.2 pharmacists per 100000 inhabitants. There was a significant difference in the number of pharmacists per 100000 inhabitants between all countries except between Bulgaria and Slovenia. The number of inhabitants per one pharmacy was significantly different between all observed countries. The expenditures for medicines per capita in 2008 were between (sic)30.34 in Bulgaria to (sic)137.03 in Slovenia, with a significant difference between all countries except between Bulgaria and Serbia. The number of pharmacists per 100000 inhabitants and expenditures for medicines per capita were positively correlated in all observed countries, except in Bulgaria. Conclusion There were significant difference in the structure and availability of the pharmacy service in all selected countries. Expenditures for medicines were positively correlated with the number of pharmacists in all countries, except in Bulgaria. Our findings could be valuable to national regulatory bodies for the creation of national drug policies.en
dc.publisherMedicinska Naklada, Zagreb
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.sourceCroatian Medical Journal
dc.titlePharmacy network and access to medicines in selected eastern European countries: comparative analysisen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseBY-NC-ND
dcterms.abstractКос, Митја; Лакић, Драгана; Крајновић, Душанка; Стоименова, Aссена; Петрова, Гуенка; Тасић, Љиљана;
dc.citation.volume53
dc.citation.issue1
dc.citation.spage53
dc.citation.epage59
dc.citation.other53(1): 53-59
dc.citation.rankM22
dc.identifier.wos000301891400009
dc.identifier.doi10.3325/cmj.2012.53.53
dc.identifier.pmid22351579
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-84857832739
dc.identifier.fulltexthttp://farfar.pharmacy.bg.ac.rs//bitstream/id/514/1690.pdf
dc.identifier.rcubconv_2606
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