Demographic changes and medical development – Influence on the future expenses on prescribed drugs

Reinhard Schuster & Eva Von Arnstedt
Background: Demographic changes in general and the aging of our society in particular is a well known problem for the public economy. So in the system of statutory health insurances the growing number of elderly patients is often seen as relevant for further economic development. The question arises[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]