Consumption Of Pharmaceuticals

Health Care | September 28, 2014
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Czechs like using pharmaceuticals. They spent approximately a fifth of total health care costs on the pills, one of the highest share within the OECD universe.

Fortunately for them (and unluckily for the pharmaceutical companies), Czechs pay relatively low prices on the drugs used. When looking at the average use of pharmaceuticals per capita based on purchasing power parity, Czechs spent less than USD 400 on the drugs a year, significantly below the OECD average.

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