Implementing the essential medicine concept in the country with the highest GDP per capita in the world
AbstractQatar, an oil-exporting country with a population of about 1.7 million, achieved the highest gross domestic product [GDP] per capita in the world in 2010. Total health expenditure as a percentage of GDP in 2010 in Qatar was 2.0%, with the government's share at 75% of the total health care budget. Hamad Medical Corporation hospitals and the independent public Qatar Primary Health Care [PHC] centres are the main public health care service providers. PHC consists of 24 centres providing a wide range of health services. The PHC medicines list is a subset of the Hamad Medical Corporation medicine list. However, the PHC list of medicines could be improved both in its selection procedures and medicines included to correlate more directly to type of medical services provided by the Qatar PHC system in its different types of centres
Cheraghali, A.M. (2013). Implementing the essential medicine concept in the country with the highest GDP per capita in the world. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118365
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 19 (5), 399, 2013
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