Cost variability of antipsychotics according to pharmaceutical establishments in Lima, Peru

Authors

  • Ruben Valle Centro de Investigación en Epidemiología Clínica y Medicina Basada en Evidencias, Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad de San Martín de Porres, Lima, Perú. DEIDAE de Adultos y Adultos Mayores, Instituto Nacional de Salud Mental «Honorio Delgado - Hideyo Noguchi», Lima, Perú. Médico especialista en psiquiatría, maestro en Ciencias en Investigación Epidemiológica

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2020.371.4899

Keywords:

Costs and Cost analysis, Antipsychotic Agents, Schizophrenia, Mental Disorders, Peru

Abstract

The objectives of the study were to determine the cost variability of antipsychotics in public (hospitals) and private pharmaceutical establishments (pharmacies and clinics), calculate the cost variability of antipsychotics between establishments and estimate the cost of monthly maintenance treatment with antipsychotics. A cost analysis study was performed, unit costs of antipsychotics were obtained from the Peruvian Pharmaceutical Products Observatory. The results show that the cost variability of antipsychotics was greater in pharmacies and clinics than in hospitals, and the analysis of cost variability between pharmaceutical establishments showed that the cost of an antipsychotic in a pharmacy and clinic was 1.3 to 140 times and 2.8 to 124 times, respectively, the cost of the drug in a hospital. The cost of monthly maintenance treatment varied from S/ 3 to S/ 2130 according to the drug and pharmaceutical establishment.

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Author Biography

  • Ruben Valle, Centro de Investigación en Epidemiología Clínica y Medicina Basada en Evidencias, Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad de San Martín de Porres, Lima, Perú. DEIDAE de Adultos y Adultos Mayores, Instituto Nacional de Salud Mental «Honorio Delgado - Hideyo Noguchi», Lima, Perú. Médico especialista en psiquiatría, maestro en Ciencias en Investigación Epidemiológica
    Médico psiquiatra del Instituto Nacional de Salud Mental "Honorio Delgado-Hideyo Noguchi"

Published

2020-03-23

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Section

Brief Report

How to Cite

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Valle R. Cost variability of antipsychotics according to pharmaceutical establishments in Lima, Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2020 Mar. 23 [cited 2024 Apr. 17];37(1):67-73. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/4899

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