Main Health Disorders and the Socioeconomic Costs for Drugs Used and Reimbursed for the Patients during the Period 2008-2012

Elidiana Bashi, Zamira Shabani, Alida Sina, Arlinda Ramaj


The mental health disorders affect people of all ages in all countries and causing pain to families and society, as well as to individuals. The mental, physical and social aspects of people are deeply related to many socio – economic factors of country’s development. The society has become more conscious that the health insurance scheme is crucial for welfare of all people, society and countries. The number of patients that suffer different diseases is increasing with population aging and deterioration of social and economic problems. Different health disorders cause disabilities in work performance. The aim of this study is to describe the socioeconomic effects of reimbursement scheme of drugs in Shkodra city. This paper is a depiction of economic costs for drugs used and reimbursed for the patients during the period 2008- 2012. In this study we have described all hospitalized cases at the Regional Hospital of Shkodra and all cases treated by the family doctors in Shkodra city.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n13p0526

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