Skip to main content

Table 3 TOP 10 of possibly relevant OTC commodity groups 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 5-digit code Description Packages Billing amounta,b
in Thousand in % from all packages in Million € in % from all billing amounts
Medical treatment needs (BA) BA04D Parenteral application 1451.7 14.4 18.0 9.9
BA01F Other badanging materials 365.4 3.6 17.2 9.5
BA02A Collection devices, catheters 499.4 5.0 7.8 4.3
BA01A Compresses 294.2 2.9 7.6 4.2
BA01D Pflasters 544.7 5.4 5.6 3.1
BA01C Bandages 366.4 3.6 4.5 2.5
BA04H Medical supplies, devices 256.8 2.5 3.8 2.1
BA02C Diapers, diaper pants 170.8 1.7 3.5 1.9
BA03A Pouches and supplies 59.2 0.6 3.1 1.7
BA02B Draw sheets, underlays, pads 221.2 2.2 3.0 1.7
Pharmaceutical food products (BB) BB03Z Miscellaneous 753.1 7.5 19.0 10.5
BB01C Astronaut food 210.3 2.1 9.8 5.4
BB03D Vitamins, minerals, combinations with other substancesc 205.1 2.0 3.8 2.1
BB03C Mineral supplements 179.0 1.8 2.7 1.5
BB03F Gastro-intestinal treatments, digestion 46.1 0.5 1.3 0.7
BB03A Vitamins, monopreparations 82.9 0.8 1.2 0.6
BB03B Vitamins, combination preparations 42.0 0.4 0.7 0.4
BB03G Other phytotherapeutics, immunomodulators 14.9 0.1 0.2 0.1
BB06B Cough drops 27.4 0.3 0.2 0.1
BB01E Sports nutrition 4.2 0.0 0.1 0.1
Hygiene and body care products (BC) BC01D Skin- and body care 283.0 2.8 3.3 1.8
BC01F Hair care 37.6 0.4 0.4 0.2
BC01C Skin cleansing 43.4 0.4 0.4 0.2
BC04 Sunscreen products 13.9 0.1 0.2 0.1
BC02B Toothpastes, mouthwashes, rising solutions 25.1 0.2 0.2 0.1
BC01M Toiletries, sanitary products 20.0 0.2 0.2 0.1
BC01E Hand- and nail care 18.5 0.2 0.1 0.1
BC01H Foot care 17.5 0.2 0.1 0.1
BC02Z Miscellaneous 17.6 0.2 0.1 0.1
BC01N Essential oils, tinctures, rubbing alcohol 6.4 0.1 0.1 0.0
BC01K Bath additives 6.5 0.1 0.1 0.0
Medicinal products for special therapy options (BX) BX01 Homeopathy and biochemistry 2551.0 25.3 37.2 20.5
BX02 Anthroposophical products 685.8 6.8 12.7 7.0
BX99 Miscellaneous 0.0 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. c Combination with other substances possible