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Table 5 Catastrophic health expenditure

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

  Italy Greece Cyprus Spain Portugal
Percentage of population of each acquisition of one product could be assessed as exceeding the threshold of catastrophic expenditure 24 % 25 % 19 % 31 % 23 %
Number of diabetics of which acquisition of one product could be assessed as exceeding the threshold of catastrophic expenditure 975,000 150,000 15,000 992,000 230,000