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New mechanism to identify cost savings in English NHS prescribing: minimising 'price per unit', a cross-sectional study

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Background: Minimising prescription costs while maintaining quality is a core element of delivering high-value healthcare. There are various strategies to achieve savings, but almost no research to date on determining the most effective approach. We describe a new method of identifying potential savings due to large national variations in drug cost, including variation in generic drug cost, and compare these with potential savings from an established method (generic prescribing). <...>

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10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019643

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences; Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences; Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
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0000-0003-4932-6135
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences; Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences; Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences; Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
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National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre Programme More from this funder
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School of Primary Care Research (SPCR) grant ref number: 327
Laura and John Arnold Foundation More from this funder
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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
2
Pages:
e019643
Publication date:
2018-02-08
Acceptance date:
2018-01-09
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EISSN:
2044-6055
Pubs id:
pubs:824694
URN:
uri:5de7b930-1ee2-4a3d-9429-e59503987dca
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uuid:5de7b930-1ee2-4a3d-9429-e59503987dca
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