Skip to main content

Table 2 Social and economic value of the future community pharmacies services

From: Social and economic value of Portuguese community pharmacies in health care

Potential future services
  With service Without service Difference
Population Covered (n) 1,724,274 1,724,274 0
Estimated number of pharmaceutical services (n) 46,870,802 0 46,870,802
Time spent in services (hours) 3,807,870 0 3,807,870
Social Value
 Quality of Life
 Quality of Life (growth rate, %) 0.684 0.640 0.044 (+6.9%)
 Quality adjusted life years 1,178,882 1,103,242 75,640
Health Resource Utilisation (n) 8,079,565 8,443,250 −363,685
Physician visits (n) 6,848,352 7,211,960 −363,608
Emergency-room visits (n) 1,215,835 1,215,873 −38
Hospitalisations (n) 15,379 15,417 −38
Economic Value
Total cost (€) 458.1 M€ 602.9 M€ −144.8 M€
Community pharmacy (€)
 Community pharmacist’ service (monetary compensated and non-monetary compensated) −120.3 M€ 0 € −120.3 M€
 Patients 0 € 0 € 0 €
Cost of Health Resource Utilisation (€)
 Physician visits 459.0 M€ 483.3 M€ −24.4 M€
 Emergency-room visits 87.4 M€ 87.4 M€ 0.0 M€
 Hospitalisations 32.1 M€ 32.2 M€ −0.1 M€
  1. M€, Million euros