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Table 4 Comparison between patient organisations that either did or did not try to obtain reimbursement

From: Patient organisations and the reimbursement process for medicines: an exploratory study in eight European countries

  Organisations that tried to obtain reimbursement (N = 10) Organisations that did not try to obtain reimbursement (N = 11)
Patient organisation
(and number if >1)
Asthma (and Allergy)
Heart and vascular disease (3)
Parkinson disease
Diabetes (2)
ADHD
Multiple Scleroses
Asthma (and Allergy) (2)
Heart and vascular disease (2)
Parkinson disease (2)
Diabetes
ADHD
Multiple Scleroses
Addison and Cushing disease (2)
Countries Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Finland, Netherlands, Sweden Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Sweden
Switzerland
Average number of paid employees 26 (range: 7-80) 5 (range: 0-17)
Average number of volunteers 200-500 (range: <200 - >500) < 200 (range: <200-500)
Average number of affiliated patients 31.080 (range: 5.500 - 90.000) 9.805 (range: 850 -36.000)
Sort organisation
(and number if > 1) 1
Independent: 9
An umbrella for a number of smaller patient organisations: 2
Part of a European network of patient organisations: 6
Part of an international network of patient organisations: 6
Independent: 10
An umbrella for a number of smaller patient organisations: 2
Part of a European network of patient organisations: 6
Part of an international network of patient organisations: 2
  1. 1 There are more answers possible for one organisation. For example, an organisation can be part of a European and international network.