Italian Medicines Agency Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco

Consumption and pharmaceutical expenditure

Consumption and pharmaceutical expenditure

The analysis of consumption and of outpatient and inpatient NHS pharmaceutical expenditure is a necessary tool for planning health policy interventions. Periodic monitoring of drug consumption and expenditure makes it possible to promptly identify emerging phenomena, frame prescriptive behaviours and verify the effectiveness of regulatory measures at national and regional level.

When the NHS pharmaceutical spending ceiling is exceeded, the Agency shall take action by launching the payback procedures.

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