Retail pharmacy market structure and performance

John M. Brooks, William R. Doucette, Shaowei Wan, Donald G Klepser

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Abstract

Substantial variation has been observed in the use of prescription drugs from retail pharmacies, the level of services provided by retail pharmacies, and the prices paid for prescriptions from retail pharmacies. It is not clear whether local area retail pharmacy market structures affect these pharmacy outcomes. The goal of this paper is to discuss the potential research avenues to address these issues. The discussion provides: 1) background on the retail pharmacy and its place within the pharmaceutical supply chain; 2) a discussion of the data that are available to address these issues and the measures that can be developed from these data; and 3) a review of existing research findings and gaps in knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-88
Number of pages14
JournalInquiry
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

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Retail pharmacy market structure and performance. / Brooks, John M.; Doucette, William R.; Wan, Shaowei; Klepser, Donald G.

In: Inquiry, Vol. 45, No. 1, 01.01.2008, p. 75-88.

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Brooks, John M. ; Doucette, William R. ; Wan, Shaowei ; Klepser, Donald G. / Retail pharmacy market structure and performance. In: Inquiry. 2008 ; Vol. 45, No. 1. pp. 75-88.
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