THE NECESSITY OF INTRODUCTION THE DRUG INSURANCE SYSTEM IN ARMENIA

Keywords: drug, insurance system, health, diseases, co-payment, pharmacies, out-of-pocket expenditure

Abstract

The increase in the cost of the medicinal component of the treatment, the spread of chronic diseases, and the maintenance of socio-economic inequality in access to health services require the provision of adequate access to medicines. These issues create prerequisites for the improvement of the state health policy and, first, the drug supply system, which is an integral part of the treatment process. The financing of healthcare in Armenia is mainly formed from budget allocations and out of pocket expenditures of the population. Reducing the financial burden on the state and ensuring the rational use of drugs contributes to improving the health of the population. The implementation of a drug insurance scheme, which partially or fully cover the cost of drugs in RA, is one of the solutions for resolving the issue of access to medicines. This article studies the problems of financing healthcare system in Armenia and highlights the need of introduction a drug insurance system in Armenia

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2022-09-30
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Susanna Aghajanyan, Lusine Karapetyan, Arsen Petrosyan, Tatevik Vardanyan, Tigran Mikayelyan, Anna Ayvazyan, & Gagik Hakobyan. (2022). THE NECESSITY OF INTRODUCTION THE DRUG INSURANCE SYSTEM IN ARMENIA. World Science, (5(77). https://doi.org/10.31435/rsglobal_ws/30092022/7871
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