Objective: To evaluate and make recommendations on the effectiveness of the implementation of the "4+7" volume-based procurement policy. Methods: Taking a third-class general hospital in Chongqing as an example, to analyze the changes in indicators such as the quantity, amount, defined daily doses (DDDs), and defined daily cost (DDC) of drugs purchased before and after the implementation of the policy. Results: Among the 23 drugs included in the analysis, the highest increase was 1357.58% in DDDS, the highest decrease was 76.41% in DDC; drug expenses increased by 2.4435 million yuan, but usage increased by 413.11 kilograms (more than 7 times before purchase), with the trend of decreasing prices and increasing volumes, the overall increase in drug costs has been effectively controlled. Conclusion: Volume-based procurement execution effect achieved significant results in China, through the policy measures of exchange of volume for price, the drug burden of the people has been effectively eased.
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