Optimizing quality and efficiency of respiratory medicines in Scotland

McCabe, Holly and Godman, Brian B and Kurdi, Amanj and MacBride-Stewart, Sean and Hurding, Simon and Bennie, Marion and Morton, Alec (2019) Optimizing quality and efficiency of respiratory medicines in Scotland. In: HTAi Cologne, Germany, 2019-06-15 - 2019-06-19.

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    Abstract

    Increasing prevalence of asthma and COPD has increased use of long acting inhalers. Different inhalers with patented delivery systems have kept costs high and inhalers among the highest expenditure items in ambulatory care in Scotland. There was a 136.8% increase in their utilisation between 2001 - 2017 alongside a 195.7% increase in expenditure. This is being addressed with branded