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Competitive tenders on analogue hospital pharmaceuticals in Denmark 2017–2020

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Competitive tenders on analogue hospital pharmaceuticals in Denmark 2017–2020. / Ehlers, Lars Holger; Jensen, Morten B.; Schack, Henrik.

In: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, Vol. 15, 69, 10.2022.

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Ehlers, LH, Jensen, MB & Schack, H 2022, 'Competitive tenders on analogue hospital pharmaceuticals in Denmark 2017–2020', Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, vol. 15, 69. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40545-022-00464-6

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Ehlers, L. H., Jensen, M. B., & Schack, H. (2022). Competitive tenders on analogue hospital pharmaceuticals in Denmark 2017–2020. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, 15, [69]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40545-022-00464-6

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Ehlers LH, Jensen MB, Schack H. 2022. Competitive tenders on analogue hospital pharmaceuticals in Denmark 2017–2020. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice. 15:Article 69. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40545-022-00464-6

MLA

Ehlers, Lars Holger, Morten B. Jensen and Henrik Schack. "Competitive tenders on analogue hospital pharmaceuticals in Denmark 2017–2020". Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice. 2022. 15. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40545-022-00464-6

Vancouver

Ehlers LH, Jensen MB, Schack H. Competitive tenders on analogue hospital pharmaceuticals in Denmark 2017–2020. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice. 2022 Oct;15:69. doi: 10.1186/s40545-022-00464-6

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Ehlers, Lars Holger ; Jensen, Morten B. ; Schack, Henrik. / Competitive tenders on analogue hospital pharmaceuticals in Denmark 2017–2020. In: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice. 2022 ; Vol. 15.

Bibtex

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abstract = "Background: Competitive tenders on pharmaceuticals are one of the most effective cost-containment instruments in healthcare systems. Its effectiveness has been demonstrated, among other things, in markets for generic medicine and biosimilars. In Denmark, an internationally unique model for competitive tenders on analogue substitutable pharmaceuticals has been developed and implemented for all public hospitals. Methods: We obtained data on all analogue competitive tenders carried out by the Danish Medicines Council from its foundation on January 1, 2017, to October 9, 2020. We calculated univariate descriptive statistics, pairwise correlations and made a multiple regression analysis on tender savings. Results: Average annual saving on hospital pharmaceutical purchase prices was 44.1% ranging from 0.4% to 92.8% between therapeutic areas and areas of indication. There was a significant positive correlation between tender savings and the number of competitors participating in the tender, and a significant negative correlation between tender savings and the number of days since market authorization. Conclusions: This study finds analogue tenders to be similar in effect and mechanism to competitive tenders in markets for generic medicine and biosimilars. It supports the increasing number of empirical findings that competitive tendering has a high potential to generate substantial savings on healthcare budgets.",
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