Studying the impact of policy interventions with medication claims data: the case of rebate contracts and 'aut idem'

F. Hoffmann & G. Glaeske
Background and aim: Since April 1st, 2007 pharmacies are obligated to substitute medications within the statutory health insurance system preferably to products for which rebate contracts were made. Physicians are able to exclude such a substitution when crossing ‚aut idem’. This regulation[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]