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Investigation into the prescribing patterns and cost of antidiabetic medicine in South Africa

Rianda Steyn, Johanita R Burger, Jan HP Serfontein, Martie S Lubbe
Health SA Gesondheid | Vol 12, No 3 | a262 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v12i3.262 | © 2007 Rianda Steyn, Johanita R Burger, Jan HP Serfontein, Martie S Lubbe | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 November 2007 | Published: 17 November 2007

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Rianda Steyn, North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), South Africa
Johanita R Burger, North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), South Africa
Jan HP Serfontein, North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), South Africa
Martie S Lubbe, North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), South Africa

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Abstract

The general objective of this study was to investigate the prescribing patterns and cost of antidiabetic medicine in the private health care sector in South Africa by using a medicine claims database.

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Die algemene doelstelling van hierdie studie was om die voorskryfpatrone en koste van antidiabetiese medisyne in die private gesondheidsorgsektor van Suid-Afrika te ondersoek.

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