Publication detail

Determinants of Generic Substitution in the Czech Republic

Author(s): PhDr. Jana Votápková Ph.D., Pavlina Zilova
Type: IES Working Papers
Year: 2016
Number: 5
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Published in: IES Working Papers 05/2016
Publishing place: Prague
Keywords: Generic substitution, Drug consumption, Pharmaceutical expenditures
JEL codes: D19, H51, I18
Suggested Citation: Votapkova J., Zilova P. (2016). “ Determinants of Generic Substitution in the Czech Republic” IES Working Paper 05/2016. IES FSV. Charles University.
Abstract: Using individual level-data, the paper uncovers patient and drug characteristics that determine the probability of using the original patented products despite the presence of generic substitutes in the Czech Republic in the period 2009-2013. Our results reveal di fferent behavioral patterns for drugs against acute and chronic diseases. The results have direct implications for the design of pharmaceutical policies aiming at an increased consumption of generic substitutes.
Downloadable: wp_2016_05_votapkova_zilova

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