Pharmacoeconomic analysis of the inpatient care for COPD

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To evaluate the appropiateness of inpatient drug therapy in COPD patients.

Material and methods

We studied 143 medical records of patient with COPD and conducted the analysis of the cost of illness and the ABC and VEN analysis.


The results of the АВС analysis showed that the distribution of the medications belonging to the groups A, B and C was adequate. However, according to the VEN analysis the percentage of the essential medications was lower than recommended.


Appropriate use of essential medications for the treatment of COPD according to the current guidelines may improve the effectiveness of treatment and reduce the cost of inpatient care.

Key words

Сhronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pharmacoeconomics, cost, АВС, VEN, inpatient care.