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EXPENDITURE ON PHARMACEUTICALS AND OTHER MEDICAL NON- DURABLES, TOTAL

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Definition:
Total expenditure on pharmaceuticals and other medical non-durables comprises pharmaceuticals such as medicinal preparations, branded and generic medicines, drugs, patent medicines, serums and vaccines, vitamins and minerals and oral contraceptives.

Context:
Note: This item corresponds to HC.5.1 in the ICHA-HC functional classification.

Source Publication:
OECD Health Data 2001: A Comparative Analysis of 30 Countries, OECD, Paris, 2001, data sources, definitions and methods.

Statistical Theme: Health statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, March 05, 2003