Challenges to achieving value in drug spending in a decentralized country: the Spanish case.

  title={Challenges to achieving value in drug spending in a decentralized country: the Spanish case.},
  author={Fernando Anto{\~n}anzas},
  journal={Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research},
  volume={6 Suppl 1},
OBJECTIVES This article presents an overview of the Spanish health sector variables and drug policies as well as highlights the perspectives of new reforms. METHODS Initially, the text frames the health sector in the sociodemographic context; it describes the past two decades of demographic changes noting particularly the very low birth rate and the growth in the proportion of the elderly. It also summarizes the main aggregate economic trends emphasizing the gross national product growth of… CONTINUE READING

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