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Outpatient antibacterial use and costs in children and adolescents: a nationwide register-based study in Finland, 2008-16.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2019 Aug;74(8):2426-2433

School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkz208DOI Listing
August 2019

The association of potentially inappropriate medication use on health outcomes and hospital costs in community-dwelling older persons: a longitudinal 12-year study.

Eur J Health Econ 2019 Mar 5;20(2):233-243. Epub 2018 Jul 5.

Department of Health and Social Management, University of Eastern Finland, P.O. Box 1627, 70211, Kuopio, Finland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10198-018-0992-0DOI Listing
March 2019

Patient- and health care-related factors associated with initiation of potentially inappropriate medication in community-dwelling older persons.

Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol 2019 Jan 9;124(1):74-83. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Department of Health and Social Management, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcpt.13096DOI Listing
January 2019

Growth of diabetes drug expenditure decomposed-A nationwide analysis.

Health Policy 2018 Dec 18;122(12):1326-1332. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

The Social Insurance Institution, Kela Research, Helsinki, PO Box 450, 00056 Kela, Finland.

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S01688510183049
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2018.09.008DOI Listing
December 2018

Trends in the long-term use of benzodiazepine anxiolytics and hypnotics: A national register study for 2006 to 2014.

Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2018 06 4;27(6):674-682. Epub 2018 May 4.

Department of Psychiatry, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.4551DOI Listing
June 2018

Decreasing Trend in the Use and Long-Term Use of Benzodiazepines Among Young Adults.

J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 2018 05 14;28(4):279-284. Epub 2018 Mar 14.

2 Research Unit, The Social Insurance Institution , Kela, Finland .

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/cap.2017.0140DOI Listing
May 2018

Time Series Analysis on the Impact of Generic Substitution and Reference Pricing on Antipsychotic Costs in Finland.

Value Health 2015 Dec 18;18(8):1105-12. Epub 2015 Nov 18.

The Social Insurance Institution, Research Department, Helsinki, Finland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2015.08.014DOI Listing
December 2015

Cost-related barriers to use of health services and prescription medicines in Finland: a cross-sectional survey.

Eur J Public Health 2015 Jun 12;25(3):368-72. Epub 2014 Nov 12.

5 School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cku176DOI Listing
June 2015

Register-based indicators for potentially inappropriate medication in high-cost patients with excessive polypharmacy.

Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2015 Jun 26;24(6):610-8. Epub 2015 Feb 26.

Research Department, The Social Insurance Institution, Helsinki, Finland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.3764DOI Listing
June 2015

The impact of reference pricing and extension of generic substitution on the daily cost of antipsychotic medication in Finland.

Health Econ Rev 2014 Dec 19;4(1). Epub 2014 Aug 19.

Research Department, The Social Insurance Institution, P.O.Box 450, 00101, Helsinki, Finland,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13561-014-0009-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4884034PMC
December 2014

Measurement of statin exposure in the absence of information on prescribed doses.

Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2014 Oct 22;70(10):1275-6. Epub 2014 Aug 22.

School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00228-014-1737-3DOI Listing
October 2014

Starting an automated dose dispensing service provided by community pharmacies in Finland.

Int J Clin Pharm 2014 Apr 6;36(2):345-51. Epub 2013 Dec 6.

Division of Social Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 56, 00014, Helsinki, Finland,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-013-9899-0DOI Listing
April 2014

Drug expenditure of high-cost patients and their characteristics in Finland.

Eur J Health Econ 2013 Jun 12;14(3):495-502. Epub 2012 May 12.

Research Department, The Social Insurance Institution, Helsinki, Finland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10198-012-0393-8DOI Listing
June 2013

Measuring psychotropic drug exposures in register-based studies--validity of a dosage assumption of one unit per day in older Finns.

Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 2013 Jun 16;22(2):155-65. Epub 2013 May 16.

Kuopio Research Centre of Geriatric Care, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mpr.1384DOI Listing
June 2013

Treatment duration with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors among children and adolescents in Finland: a nationwide register study.

Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2012 Jul 12;68(7):1109-17. Epub 2012 Feb 12.

Research Department, The Social Insurance Institution, PO Box 450, 00101, Helsinki, Finland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00228-012-1233-6DOI Listing
July 2012

Impact of restricted reimbursement on the use of statins in Finland: a register-based study.

Med Care 2010 Sep;48(9):761-6

Research Department, The Social Insurance Institution, Helsinki, Finland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0b013e3181e41bcbDOI Listing
September 2010

Impact of regulatory safety warnings on the use of antidepressants among children and adolescents in Finland.

J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 2010 Apr;20(2):145-50

Research Centre for Pharmaceutical Care and Pharmacoeconomics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/cap.2009.0040DOI Listing
April 2010

Pattern of statin use among 10 cohorts of new users from 1995 to 2004: a register-based nationwide study.

Am J Manag Care 2010 Feb;16(2):116-22

Department of Pharmacology, Drug Development, and Therapeutics, University of Turku, FI-20014 Turku, Finland.

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February 2010

Repeat prescribing in primary care: a prescription study.

Pharm World Sci 2008 Oct 29;30(5):605-9. Epub 2008 May 29.

The Social Insurance Institution, P.O. Box 450, 00101 Helsinki, Finland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-008-9224-5DOI Listing
October 2008