Max Rady College of Medicine

Term: Private Cost-Total

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2005-11-21


The total amount for the purchase of prescriptions dispensed not paid by Manitoba Health. Referred to as private sector costs, it includes payments through private insurance or out-of-pocket individual expenditures incurred before patients reach their deductibles under the Pharmacare plan.

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  • Morgan SG, Kozyrskyj A, Metge C, Roos NP. Pharmaceuticals: Therapeutic interchange and pricing policies. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2003. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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