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Fimea to conduct a survey on the Finns’ opinions about medicines

Fimea to conduct a survey on the Finns’ opinions about medicines


Fimea will conduct a survey to map out the Finns’ opinions about medicines and their use. Among other things, the survey will investigate what the citizens think about the prices and reimbursement of medicines and whether the citizens currently receive enough information about medicines.

The collection of research data will be carried out by Taloustutkimus Oy. The data will be collected by means of a postal survey and an internet panel. A random sample of a total of 8,000 Finns will be chosen to respond to the survey. The survey will be conducted during September–October.

The survey will be repeated every second year

The first Lääkebarometri (‘Medicines Barometer’) population survey was carried out in 2015. In the future, the survey related to medicines and pharmacotherapies is intended to the conducted every second year. The results of the population survey targeted at citizens will supplement the data obtained from registers concerning the use of medicines by the population. The information can be used in the development of pharmaceutical services and in the promotion of rational pharmacotherapy.

Read more:

Medicines, reimbursement of medicines and decision-making on treatment – a population view. Fimea develops, assesses and informs, serial publication 3/2016 (pdf, in Finnish).

Online news article on the results of the 2015 Medicines Barometer: Citizens want to take on more responsibility for their health (in Finnish)

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  • Katri Hämeen-Anttila, Head of Research and Development, tel. +358 29 522 3513
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