Access to Medicines of Pension Age Population in Georgia


  • Tengiz Verulava Medicine and Healthcare Management School, Caucasus University


Catastrophic out-of-pocket payments, Financial access to healthcare, Pension age population, Georgia


Objectives. Pension age population belong to the largest risk group within insurance sphere. Healthcare for pensioners often represents catastrophic expenses and has become the major reason for their impoverishment. This paper examines financial access to medicines for pension age population. Methodology. Using a randomized selection method, 700 pension age persons were
interviewed by means of direct questioning. Results: Reduction of catastrophic healthcare expenses should become the chief aim of the government health policy. It applies to the high risk population, those under poverty line and pension age population, as well as those with chronic diseases. Accordingly, based on the findings, it is reasonable to expand the universal health care program for the pension population and also provide more reasonable coverage of medication expenses.



How to Cite

Verulava, T. (2019). Access to Medicines of Pension Age Population in Georgia. Health Policy, Economics and Sociology, 3. Retrieved from



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