Changing prescription drug sector: new expenditure methodologies.
Genuardi, James S
Date of Pub
Stiller, Jean M; Trapnell, Gordon R
Estimating spending for prescription drugs has become increasingly difficult over the past 15 years as extensive changes have
taken place within the retail prescription drug industry. Expenditures for prescription drugs in retail outlets grew rapidly
during the 1980s and early 1990s. New retail outlets emerged and existing sites lost market share. New mechanisms for reimbursing
drug purchases led to the flow of rebates between manufacturers and insurers, bypassing retailers. These and other major industry
changes required the development of new estimating methodologies for tracking prescription drug expenditures within the National
Health Accounts (NHA).
Drug Industry/economics : Financing, Personal/statistics & numerical data : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data
: Health Services Research/methods : Insurance, Health, Reimbursement : Insurance, Pharmaceutical Services/statistics & numerical
data : Managed Care Programs/economics : Medicaid/economics/statistics & numerical data : Prescriptions, Drug/classification/economics
: United States : United States Health Care Financing Administration