Zsolt Abonyi-Tóth

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BACKGROUND Adequate persistence of oral antidiabetic treatment is highly important to achieve proper glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the persistence of initial treatment with metformin and/or sulphonylureas in patients with type 2 diabetes. MATERIAL/METHODS The study was performed among diabetic(More)
Hungary is a world leader in lung cancer deaths, so it is of crucial importance that patients have access to modern treatments. The aim of our analysis was to explore how drug treatments are used in Hungary and how they are compatible with international practice. The inpatient and prescription database of the National Health Insurance Fund Administration of(More)
INTRODUCTION Persistence with lipid-lowering drug therapy by cardiovascular patients in Hungary has not been studied previously. This study was designed to determine the rate with which Hungarian patients with hyperlipidemia persist in taking lipid-lowering agents, and to compare this with rates reported from other countries. MATERIAL AND METHODS This was(More)
BACKGROUND Therapeutic reference pricing (TRP) based on the WHO daily defined dose (DDD) is a method frequently employed for the cost-containment of pharmaceuticals. Our objective was to compare average drug use in the real world with DDD and to evaluate whether TRP based on DDD could result in cost savings on maintenance medication and the total direct(More)
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