Medicines in health care in Finland

Show simple item record Ovaskainen, Harri Airaksinen, Marja Närhi, Ulla 2007-02-09T07:59:21Z en 2009-06-17T14:04:58Z 2007-02-09T07:59:21Z en 2009-06-17T14:04:58Z 2004 en
dc.identifier.citation Dosis 20 (2): 91-102 en
dc.description.abstract This article provides an overview of the role of medicines in Finnish health care, and the structure of pharmaceutical services. The major public health concerns will be briefly presented to give a gramework for understanding national drug consumption patterns. In this connection, the main principles of the public social insurance system covering the whole population and most of the prescription medications for chronic diseases will be discussed. The different actors in the drug distribution chain are also introduced, including community pharmacies. At the end of the article, there will be a short overview on the Finnish pharmaceutical education system that is based on two academic degreesÖ Bachelor and Master of Science in Pharmacy, both of whick have their own professional roles in health care. At the end, a short review presents the goals of drug policy by 2010, set by the ministry of Social Affairs and Health in September 2003. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Suomen farmasialiitto en
dc.subject medicine en
dc.subject health care en
dc.subject pharmaceutical services en
dc.subject drug distribution chain en
dc.subject chronic diseases en
dc.subject drug policy en
dc.title Medicines in health care in Finland en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.laitoskoodi F5560 fi
dc.creator.corporateName Sosiaalifarmasian osasto fi
dc.creator.corporateName Division of Social Pharmacy en
dc.creator.corporateName Socialfarmaci, Avdelningen för sv
dc.relation.issn 0783-4233

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