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Is the level of patient co-payment for medicines associated with refill adherence in Sweden?

Journal article
Authors Eva Lesén
Karolina Andersson Sundell
Anders Carlsten
Ann-Charlotte Mårdby
Anna K Jönsson
Published in European Journal of Public Health
Volume 24
Issue 1
Pages 85-90
ISSN 1101-1262
Publication year 2014
Published at Institute of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Pages 85-90
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckt062
Subject categories Other pharmacy, Social and Clinical Pharmacy, Neurology, Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy, Epidemiology, Public health science

Abstract

In the Swedish reimbursement scheme, the co-payment is based on the price of the product and decreases in a stepwise manner as the total accumulated co-payment increases. The aim of this study was to analyse how refill adherence in Sweden varies according to patient's co-payment level for medicines, with antiepileptic drug (AED) use as an example.

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