Study: what medical products were the most required in Lithuanian in the last year?
The latest study shows that the reimbursable medicines to treat cardiovascular diseases were the most required medical products in Lithuania in the last year. According to the specialists of the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF) who conducted the study, six out of ten of all Lithuanian residents were taking such medicines on a daily basis.
Medicines affecting the nervous system were the second most consumed reimbursable medicines. Medicines for the treatment of gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases were the third most consumed medicines in Lithuania.
"The overall trend of consumption of medicines reimbursed from the budget of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund has not changed significantly over the last few years. The number of the reimbursable medicines which were consumed in the last year has increased only by 3 % compared to the year before last", - says Evaldas Stropus, the Head of Medicines Compensation Division of the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health.
The quantity of reimbursable medicines consumed in Lithuania in the past few years was similar: in 2017 – 601, in 2016 – 583, in 2015 – 570, in 2014 – 580 mean therapeutic day doses per 1000 residents daily. The study also revealed that more than a half of Lithuania's population were taking daily reimbursable medicines. The study of consumption of reimbursable medicines was prepared according to the 2014-2017 data on consumption of medicines (both prescription and non-prescription medicines) from the subsystem of the Compulsory Health Insurance Information System "Sveidra" and those provided by the State Medicines Control Agency under the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania. Consumption of medicines was assessed on the basis of a methodology approved by the World Health Organization.
The NHIF recalls that currently 1 697 medicines are compensated in Lithuania.
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