Reference Pricing in Germany

Overview

Time period

2007 (Q1) - 2010 (Q4)

Unit of observation

40,815 off-patent and generic drugs on package level under reference pricing of the German Statutory Health Insurance

Sources

  • GKV-Spitzenverband
  • Deutsches Institut für Medizinische Dokumentation und Information (DIMDI)

The Data are/are not partially proprietary

Summary

The sample includes 40,815 drug packages under reference pricing of the German Statutory Health Insurance between 2007 and 2010. The data is grouped into 269 active ingredient clusters and contains information on package-level about list prices, reference prices, package size, concentration and the manufacturing firm.

Furthermore, the dataset contains information about the co-payment exemption level which defines an upper-bound price level below which products are exempted from co-payments.

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