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Table 1 Importance of private sector during financial crisis

From: Navigating through the maze of pricing and affordability of branded pharmaceuticals in the midst of the financial crisis: a comparative study among five European recession countries, from a Cyprus perspective

Reasons Countries affected
Exclusion of many patients from public health coverage Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal
Extended freeze of inclusion of new products in the formulary Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal
Exclusion of several products from formulary Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal
Prolonged shortages of reimbursed medicines Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal
Long waiting lists in the public sector due to austerity measures (recruitment freeze of health professionals) Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal