A question of emphasis: efficiency or equality in the provision of pharmaceuticals.

@article{Almarsdottir2000AQO,
  title={A question of emphasis: efficiency or equality in the provision of pharmaceuticals.},
  author={Anna B. Almarsdottir and Janine Marie Morgall and Ingunn Bj{\"o}rnsd{\'o}ttir},
  journal={The International journal of health planning and management},
  year={2000},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={149-61}
}
The reported results are part of the overall evaluation of the new drug distribution legislation that went into effect in March 1996, liberalising ownership of community pharmacies in Iceland. We addressed the following question: What impact did the legislation have on users' access to and costs of pharmaceuticals? Seven focus group discussions were conducted with pharmacy customers in different locations in May, August and October 1997. Widespread ignorance about the legislation was observed… CONTINUE READING

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