Projects within the area The Pharmaceutical Market aims at analysing health economic demands and incentives targeted at manufacturers, payers, authorities, pharmacy, as well as prescribers and patients. Examples of previously conducted projects are examinations and evaluations of pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement systems in primary and hospital care, and evaluation of publicly financed initiatives to increase prescriber adherence to formularies as well as patient compliance and persistence.
During the 21st century a number of projects have involved priority setting issues, for example what does implementing a fair and legitimate priority setting process (Accountability for Reasonableness) actually bring about?; What are important decision criteria when Swedish decision makers decide which pharmaceutical to reimburse, include in the formularies or prescribe to patients?; and does economic incentives and decentralisation of drug budget have an impact on medical decision making?