Reimbursements for Prescription Medicines

Producer: Social Insurance Institution of Finland
Homepage: http:// www.stat.fi/til/resep/index_en.html
Main topic: Social Protection
Related topics: Health
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): No

Description

The statistics on reimbursements for prescription medicines are based on the reimbursement of pharmaceutical expenses. All permanent residents of Finland are covered under the Finnish National Health Insurance (NHI) system. All are eligible for reimbursements for the cost of medicines prescribed by a doctor or dentist. The NHI reimbursements cover only outpatient medication. Medication administered in public hospitals is not reimbursable.

Keywords

social protection, social security, refunds of medicine expenses, reimbursements, medicines, prescriptions, health insurance, consumption

Contact information

http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/resep/yht_en.html


Last updated 10.06.2013