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Drug spending in the public sector: Facts and figures

posted Nov 23, 2009, 7:10 PM by DERC 藥物教育資源中心

(Originally posted on 2004-09-16)

Dear members,

From the Hospital Authority sources, the following are the facts and figures on public sector drug spending in the past few years:

醫管局藥物開支直逼20億

由於本港人口持續增加兼老化,醫管局在回歸6年後,藥物開己支已大升超過四成,直逼每年20億元。 醫管局近年藥物支出 :

97/98年︰12.8億元
98/99年︰14.2億元
99/00年︰15.5億元
00/01年︰16.9億元
01/02年︰18.1億元
02/03年︰18.4億元

資料來源︰醫院管理局

Besides these plain facts and figures, it may be interesting to find out how many patients are being treated, what are the measures taken to ensure that these dollar sums are meeting the clinical needs of Hong Kong population, how is the spread of the dollar values – on what types of disease groups, on what kind of drugs, what are the sources of supply, how much of the share is met by the local Hong Kong pharmaceutical companies, etc.,etc.

For the Resident Pharmacists working in the public sector, this obviously is a good research project to work on. The results of the study would be interesting and would be of market value.

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