Lewes, DE -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/25/2014 -- Research anticipates further restrictions to medicine prices in 2014 under the Medicines Prices Act, which will subdue the outlook for both patented and generic drug-makers in the country. This comes despite expectations for a return to positive economic growth in 2014, as the Dutch government will persist with austerity measures to comply with EU budgetary requirements. While our short-term outlook for healthcare expenditure is steady, spending growth has levelled off since 2011, with the proportion of GDP allocated to healthcare projected to gradually shrink over our forecast period to 2023.
Headline Expenditure Projections
>> Pharmaceuticals: EUR6.87bn (US$9.07bn) in 2013 to EUR6.74bn (US$8.56bn) in 2014; -1.9% in local currency terms and -5.6% in US dollar terms.
>> Healthcare: EUR76.07bn (US$100.41bn) in 2013 to EUR77.56bn (US$98.50bn) in 2013; 2.0% in local currency terms and -1.9% in US dollar terms.
The Netherlands has traditionally had high state healthcare expenditure, with patients enjoying easy and free access to doctors and specialists. The government accounted for 85.6% of overall healthcare spending in 2013. Meanwhile, private sector spending came in, a y-o-y increase of 2.2% in local currency terms. Through to 2017, research expects the government's continued focus on cost containment, especially given the rising number of the elderly, will impact the policy directions taken by private sector players.
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