Statistics on reimbursements for prescription medicines

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The statistics on medicine expenditures and reimbursements paid out consist of reimbursement data on prescription medicines analysed statistically according to the date of purchase. All permanent residents of Finland are covered under the Finnish National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme. All are in principle eligible for reimbursements for the cost of reimbursable medicines prescribed by a doctor or dentist. Only outpatient medication costs are covered under the National Health Insurance scheme. Medication administered in public hospitals is not reimbursable.

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Anna Koski-Pirilä
+358 (0)20 634 1373

Timo Partio
+358 (0)20 634 1382

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