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Table 2 OTC consumption of the peripheral assortment for privately insured people in 2016

From: The usage of over-the-counter products by private insured patients in Germany – a claims data analysis with focus on complementary medicine

Peripheral assortment   Packages Billing amounta,b
2-digit code Description in Thousand in % in Million € in %
BA Medical treatment needs 4709.2 46.4 86.1 47.3
BX Medicinal products for special therapy options 3236.8 31.9 50.0 27.4
BB Pharmaceutical food products 1609.6 15.8 39.5 21.7
BC Hygiene and body care products 526.6 5.2 5.6 3.1
BF Pharmacy supplies 34.3 0.3 0.6 0.3
BV Medical devices pharmaceutical characters 34.3 0.3 0.2 0.1
BZ Veterinary medicinal product 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
BE Pesticides 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
BD Veterinary supplies 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
BG Family planning 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
  1. a The billing amounts are not identical with the benefit amount (the cost reimbursement principle within the private health insurance), b The billing amount included aid and self-participation