What Gets Defined, Gets Measured: Definitions and a Framework for Measuring...

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An extensive body of work on access to and use of medicines has resulted in an assortment of tools to measure different elements of pharmaceutical systems but, until now, there has been little effort made to conceptualize a pharmaceutical system as an entity.

Terms such as “pharmaceutical systems” and “pharmaceutical management” have been used interchangeably, and no consensus exists on what constitutes a pharmaceutical system or on an approach to measure progress toward building stronger pharmaceutical systems.

The USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program is presenting a webinar, “What Gets Defined, Gets Measured: Definitions and a Framework for Measuring Pharmaceutical Systems Strengthening,” on December 6 at 8:00 am EST.

This webinar is intended to discuss the rationale for undertaking this work, define the terms “pharmaceutical system” and “pharmaceutical systems strengthening”, and discuss the identification and piloting of indicators for pharmaceutical systems strengthening.

For more information about SIAPS’ work in developing definitions and a measurement framework for pharmaceutical systems strengthening, visit the Health Policy and Planning Journal and download our article.

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