Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/174172
Authors: 
Votapkova, Jana
Zilova, Pavlina
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IES Working Paper 05/2016
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 different 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.
Subjects: 
generic substitution
drug consumption
pharmaceutical expenditures
JEL: 
D19
H51
I18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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