5395Pharmaceutical Consumption in the National Health System

Institutions that intervene
MSCO, health services for all of the Autonomous Communities, Ingesa, MUFACE, ISFAS and MUGEJU
Works that will be carried out in the year 2009
Collection of the following invoicing data for medical prescriptions: province; month and year; pharmacy number; prescription regime; national medication code, health product or self-adhesive label code or stamp as pertinent; retail price; number of packages; invoicing group; prescription number; year of birth of the patient and sex (when available).
Emission of listings and monthly and annual reports on pharmaceutical product consumption, to comply with Article 97 of Law 29/2006, of 26 July, on guarantees and rational use of medications and health products.
The Health Services of all Autonomous Communities, Ingesa and the MUFACE, ISFAS and MUGEJU entities shall send the Directorate General for Pharmacy and Health Products (MSCO) the information on the total prescriptions invoiced, by Autonomous Community and total cash expenditure, before the 18th of the month following that corresponding to the invoicing, pursuant to the agreement of the Commission for Pharmacy Management of the SNS Interterritorial Council, of 10 June 1997, for compiling the Provisional Preview of the invoicing data of National Health System prescriptions.
As a result of the integration of the information systems, each one of the aforementioned administrations must upload and submit the data collected in the invoicing of official Social Security prescriptions from each one of its provinces, through the "ALCANTARA" application, via a health Internet, as of the 20th of the month following that to which the invoicing corresponds, and depending on the deadlines established in its respective agreements with the pharmacy offices. The aggregated information resulting from the prescriptions that may be invoiced to the National Health System are obtained monthly, using the computer files, submitted via the application.
Budgetary credits necessary for its finance in the year 2009  (in thousands euros)


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