The Resource A practical approach to pharmaceutical policy, Andreas Seiter

A practical approach to pharmaceutical policy, Andreas Seiter

Label
A practical approach to pharmaceutical policy
Title
A practical approach to pharmaceutical policy
Statement of responsibility
Andreas Seiter
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Pharmaceuticals are an essential component of health care. But for many people in low- and middle-income countries, access to the medicines they need to prevent or treat severe illnesses is limited. Typical problems are lack of availability, costs that exceed the individual's purchasing power or lack of competent "agents"--Health workers that are well trained to give the correct advice on which medicines to take. Pharmaceutical policy is the part of health policy that aims at addressing these problems and increasing access to safe, effective and affordable medicines for all patients. There are many obstacles against achieving these goals. Such obstacles can arise from financial interests on the side of suppliers and health care providers, who may benefit from charging higher prices and issuing more prescriptions than might be justified from a clinical and economic viewpoint. Or from rogue suppliers trying to introduce low quality or counterfeit drugs into markets with less effective regulation. Also, corruption and ineffective bureaucracies sometimes interfere with well intended programs to offer access to essential medicines for the poor. This book offers policy makers a hands-on approach, tested in the World Bank's field work in many countries, for assessing the pharmaceutical sector, recognizing typical "patterns of dysfunction" and developing strategies to quickly deal with the most urgent problems while at the same time building a platform for sustainable long term policy. It offers examples from a variety of low- and middle income countries and provides practical assessment tools for policy makers. The book ends with the author's outlook on future developments in this complex policy field
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Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
362.17/82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA401.A1
LC item number
S45 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Directions in development
Label
A practical approach to pharmaceutical policy, Andreas Seiter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pharmaceutical policy goals -- Introducing the stakeholders -- Patterns of dysfunction -- Key elements of a successful pharmaceutical policy -- Policy packages to achieve strategic long-term goals -- Factors influencing policy implementation -- Pharmaceutical policy illustrated in country examples -- Pharmaceutical policy outlook
Control code
ocn659558279
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 215 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821383872
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612725647
Other physical details
illustrations
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272564
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25073242
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)659558279
  • pebcs0821383868

Library Locations

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