Funding and access to high cost medicines in public hospitals in Australia: Decision-makers' perspectives

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Health Policy, 2009, 92 (1), pp. 27 - 34
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To investigate the perceptions, concerns and attitudes of decision-makers regarding access to high cost medicines (HCMs) in public hospitals. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with 24 decisions-makers (executive directors of hospitals, area health service managers, directors of hospital pharmacy departments and senior medical doctors) in a Sydney Area Health Service. The interviews were digitally recorded and transcribed and analysed using a modified grounded theory approach.
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