Medicine Pricing Policies: The Impact On Availability And Affordability In Four Provinces In Indonesia

Anggriani, Yusi (2013) Medicine Pricing Policies: The Impact On Availability And Affordability In Four Provinces In Indonesia. PhD thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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The government of Indonesia has established a commitment to the provision of affordable medicines. The retail price of unbranded generic cannot exceed the maximum retail price set by the Ministry of Health. The generic medicine pricing policy that has been implemented by the Indonesian government must be evaluated. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the impact on the price, availability and affordability of selected medicines and to evaluate the context, process, evidence and links of generic medicine pricing policies development in Indonesia. The first part of the study was conducted using a standardized methodology developed by the World Health Organization and Health Action International. The prices, availability and affordability of 50 medicines were measured at public, private and NGO facilities in four provinces in Indonesia (Sumatera Selatan, Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Sulawesi Selatan). The type of medicines selected were Lowest Price Generics (LPGs) and Innovator Brands (IBs). The 2009 International Reference Price (IRP) was used to calculate the median price ratio (MPR). The second part of the study was conducted using the following methods: a review of medicine pricing policies documents, in-depth interviews with 10 key informants and 10 observations of meetings about medicine prices. Transcripts were generated and analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Triangulation was applied to the comparative information obtained from document reviews, in-depth interviews, and meeting observations. The results showed that the public sector procurement price was still inefficient (MPRs=1.36). Public sector procurement price is efficient if the MPR ≤ 1.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
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Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica > RS1-441 Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Farmasi (School of Pharmacy) > Thesis
Depositing User: Mr Mohammad Harish Sabri
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2020 03:23
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2020 03:23

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