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Pharmaceutical policies in Finland: challenges and opportunities

Mossialos, Elias and Srivastava, Divya (2008) Pharmaceutical policies in Finland: challenges and opportunities. Observatory studies series no. 10 . The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Copenhagen, Denmark. ISBN 9789289071857

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Abstract

Health systems are under continuous pressure to meet the demands of their populations. In Finland, one area currently under review is that of pharmaceutical policy. Following a request made by the Health Department, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (MSAH), this report provides a policy review of the regulatory system of pharmaceutical policies in Finland. Our assessment suggests that despite the challenges within a very developed system of pharmaceutical regulation, there are practical options to improve transparency and pricing policies, to strengthen the institutional environment and to improve the development of pharmacotherapy practices. The purpose of this report is not to provide prescriptive solutions but to suggest a range of options for policy-makers to reflect on so as to assist them in the process of policy review. This report offers a range of views from an international perspective and it is intended that this study might stimulate further debate on the continuing development of pharmaceutical policies.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.euro.who.int/observatory
Additional Information: © 2008 World Health Organization, on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Library of Congress subject classification: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2009 14:45
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/26165/

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