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Pharmaceutical Health Information System [PHIS] [2007333] - Project
General objectives

The PHIS project aims to increase the level of knowledge and exchange of information on pharmaceutical policies in the European Union. This will be achieved by surveying and monitoring pharmaceutical health system information in the inpatient and outpatient sector from a public health perspective, and by developing key pharmaceutical health indicators to be included in a European Health Information System.

Strategic relevance and contribution to the public health programme

The PHIS project will contribute to developing a sustainable European health information and knowledge system, by providing content regarding pharmaceuticals. In order to guarantee a broad dissemination and sustainability, the PHIS project will involve a large network of collaborating partners from practically the whole European Union.

Methods and means

To reach the objectives, the following activities will be undertaken:
- a survey will be held on pharmaceutical pricing policies and reimbursement strategies applied in the EU Member States, resulting in country-specific reports;
- key indicators with regard to pharmaceuticals from a public health perspective will be developed and assessed, using the data collected in the country surveys;
- an in-depth investigation of the inpatient sector;
- a glossary containing key terms related to pharmaceuticals will be established, used within the PHIS project and disseminated to relevant stakeholders.

Expected outcomes period

The project will deliver a library, an on-line documentation of country reports, which will also include the findings of the PHIS Hospital Pharma report, as well as the PHIS database containing European pharmaceutical health indicators, and the PHIS glossary.

Start date: 01/09/2008
End date: 01/05/2011
Duration: 32 month(s)
Current status: Finalised
Programme title: First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
EC Contribution: € 370 397,00
Portfolio: Data collection