This study evaluates the performance of the separation of drug prescription and dispensation, and determines measures of improvement by analyzing patients’ use of medical services and the behavior change in medical service providers after the prescription/dispensation separation.
Although there was opposition throughout the medical sector when the system was first implemented, research suggests that the separation of drug prescription and dispensation has been accepted in Korean society two years after its introduction. After its implementation, some former pharmacy users have moved to medical institutions and the use of antibiotics has generally decreased. Although there are positive results, the effect has been weaker than expected. Also, even after the separation, the problems of not drug but ingredient prescription, substituted dispensation, and illegal transactions—such as rebates—still exist.
In order to achieve the objective of the separation of drug prescription and dispensation which is “promotion of national health through prevention of misuse and abuse of drugs”, the quality of prescription should be increased, the use of cost-efficient drugs should be promoted, and illegal transactions should be monitored.
Also development of drug instruction booklets, education, or training that helps consumers gain an understanding of drugs will help maintain the separation of drug prescription and dispensation.
- 의약분업제도 성과분석 및 개선방안(Analysis and improvement measures of the separation of drug prescribing and dispensing)
- 장선미; 김재용; 배은영; 오영호; 황은희; 진영란; 함시창
의약분업제도 성과분석 및 개선방안(Analysis and improvement measures of the separation of drug prescribing and dispensing)
환자 및 의료공급자의 행태변화를 중심으로(Policy evaluation and improvement plans)
서울 : 한국보건사회연구원
|Series Title; No||연구 / 2002-02|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Social Development < Health|