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Quantifying the Impoverishing Effects of Purchasing Medicines: A Cross-Country Comparison of the Affordability of Medicines in the Developing World

  • Laurens M. Niëns mail,

    niens@bmg.eur.nl

    Affiliation: Institute for Medical Technology Assessment and Institute for Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Alexandra Cameron,

    Affiliation: Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Ellen Van de Poel,

    Affiliation: Institute for Medical Technology Assessment and Institute for Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Margaret Ewen,

    Affiliation: Health Action International Global, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Werner B. F. Brouwer,

    Affiliation: Institute for Medical Technology Assessment and Institute for Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Richard Laing

    Affiliation: Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: August 31, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000333

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Publisher's Note: Minor Correction

Posted by plosmedicine on 08 Sep 2010 at 14:18 GMT

Table 3 presents the percentages of the population that are pushed below the poverty line owing to the purchasing of each of the four study medicines, both LPG and OB products.
http://plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000333#article1.body1.sec3.p1

This sentence should read “Table 3 presents the percentages of the population below the poverty line owing to the purchasing of each of the four study medicines, both LPG and OB products.”

i.e with the text “that are pushed” omitted.

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