Prices, availability and affordability of essential medicines in rural areas of Hubei Province, China.

@article{Yang2010PricesAA,
  title={Prices, availability and affordability of essential medicines in rural areas of Hubei Province, China.},
  author={Hao Yang and Hassan H. Dib and Minmin Zhu and Gang Qi and Xinping Zhang},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={219-29}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the availability of essential medicines and their prices in Hubei province. METHODS The survey assessed the prices and availability of essential medicines using the World Health Organization and Health Action International methodology. Data were collected from 18 public hospitals and 18 private pharmacies. At each facility the availability and prices of 39 innovator brand medicines and lowest-price generic equivalent medicines were collected. Medicine prices were… CONTINUE READING