Kvalitetsbokslut minskade läkemedelskostnaderna i primärvården: Stockholms läns landstings modell för decentraliserat kostnadsansvar
2008 (Swedish)In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, Vol. 105, no 42, 2930-2934 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Increasing drug expenditures have resulted in various models to increase cost consciousness among prescribing doctors. In the County of Stockholm, Sweden, a model for quality assessment of prescribing was introduced in 2006. In all, 139 of 154 primary healthcare centres (PHCs) signed a contract linking extra payment to the adherence to the Drug and Therapeutics Committee guidelines if they analysed their prescribing behaviour in an annual quality report. During the first year, the adherence to guidelines increased from 80 to 83%, substantially higher than the 0-2% annual increase that had been observed previous years. The increase was similar for those PHCs not participating in the program. Qualitative analyses of all written quality reports indicate that the incentive scheme has resulted in an increased interest in quality assessment of drug prescribing. In total, 20 million SEK was spent on incentives, with estimated savings of 100 million SEK on drug expenditures.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 105, no 42, 2930-2934 p.
Läkemedelskostnader, Vårdcentraler, Läkemedelsanvändning, Kvalitetssäkring inom hälso- och sjukvård, Läkemedelsförskrivning, Primärvård
Economics and Business Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
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