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Participation and satisfaction with the "Dostupni liky (Affordable Medication)" program

On November 23 – December 14, 2018, Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) conducted an all-Ukrainian public opinion poll by the client`s request. Data were collected from 1021 respondents living in 110 settlements in all oblasts of Ukraine (except for the AR of Crimea) with the method of personal interviewing. The sample was stochastic, 4-staged, and it is representative of the population of Ukraine aged 18 and above.

In Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts survey was conducted only in the territories that are controlled by the Ukrainian government.

The statistical sampling error (with a probability of 0.95 and for a design effect of 1.5) does not exceed:

4.7% — for indexes close to 50%,

4.1% — for indexes close to 25%,

2.9% — for indexes close to 10%,

2.1% — for indexes close to 5%.

 

  • 17.7% of respondents answered “yes” to the question "Did you or your family members participate in the “Dostupni liky” program, that allows for pharmacies to provide patients who are suffering from chronic diseases such as asthma, type II diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases with medications for free or for lower price?" Another 79.7% of respondents answered "no", and 2.6% could not answer the question.
  • The table below shows the percentages by different socio-demographic groups of the population. In particular, among those aged 60 and above, 28.4% answered “yes”, and among the pensioners - 30.2%.
Did you or your family members participate in the “Dostupni liky” program, that allows for pharmacies to provide patients who are suffering from chronic diseases such as asthma, type II diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases with medications for free or for a lower price?
 (% among all respondents of a particular socio-demographic group)

100% in a row Number of respondents Yes No Difficult to say
Sex        
male 409 17.0 79.8 3.2
female 612 18.3 79.7 2.0
Age        
18-29 194 14.1 82.5 3.5
30-44 242 10.1 86.6 3.2
45-59 298 17.6 80.4 2.0
60+ 287 28.4 69.9 1.7
Type of the settlement        
Village 348 13.8 81.5 4.7
Town with population less than 20k 113 16.0 80.8 3.1
Town with population 20-99k 93 8.4 88.2 3.4
City with population 100k and above 467 22.9 76.5 0.6
Education        
Incomplete secondary and lower 47 10.0 86.3 3.7
Complete secondary 245 18.2 80.5 1.3
Secondary special 364 17.4 79.6 3.0
Higher 362 18.9 78.7 2.5
Major occupation        
Worker, an agricultural worker 138 7.6 87.6 4.9
Officer (non-physical work for which no higher education is required) 113 13.8 79.4 6.8
Specialist (non-physical work for which higher education is required) 141 11.4 85.7 2.8
Individual employment, entrepreneurs, farmers 100 19.8 77.8 2.4
Leading a household 88 10.7 89.3 0.0
Retired (by age, due to disability) 302 30.2 69.2 0.7
Studying (pupil, student) 41 20.4 75.3 4.3
Looking for a job (jobless) 62 11.8 86.6 1.5
Financial well-being of the household        
We do not have enough money even for food 119 23.9 72.2 3.9
We have enough money for food but buying clothes is troublesome 396 17.4 80.7 1.9
We have enough money for food, clothes and we can save a little bit, but this is not enough for buying expensive things (such as a fridge or a TV) 369 14.0 83.5 2.5
We can afford to buy some expensive things (such as a TV or fridge) / We can afford to buy everything we want. 85 26.5 71.2 2.3

 

  • Of those who answered “yes” to the program, 62.5% said they were rather or fully satisfied with the number of pharmacies participating in the program. Not satisfied - 32.9%. Could not answer the question - 4.6% of respondents.
  • Also, 57.7% are satisfied with the quality of medication provided within the framework of the program. Not satisfied - 35.1%. Could not answer the question – 7.2% of respondents.

Addition 1. Formulations of the questions from the questionnaire

Did you or your family members participate in the “Dostupni liky” program, that allows for pharmacies to provide patients who are suffering from chronic diseases such as asthma, type II diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases with medications for free or for a lower price?
(% of all respondents)

100% in a column Ukraine in general West Center South East Donbas
Yes 17.7 17.0 13.3 12.6 22.8 39.1
No 79.7 79.1 83.9 87.4 74.7 60.9
DIFFICULT TO SAY 2.6 3.9 2.8 0.0 2.5 0.0

 

 

To what extent are you or your family members participating in the "Dostupni liky" program satisfied with the number of pharmacies taking part in this program? (% among respondents who answered “yes” to the first question)

100% in a column Ukraine in general West* Center South East Donbas
Fully satisfied 15.0 12.2 15.5 0.0 22.2 14.4
Rather satisfied 47.5 53.9 32.2 54.4 36.2 83.3
Rather not satisfied 14.6 18.8 20.9 5.2 13.6 2.2
Fully not satisfied 18.3 6.8 24.2 40.4 26.1 0.0
DIFFICULT TO SAY 4.6 8.3 7.3 0.0 1.9 0.0

*Not enough respondents answered to conclude about different regions, so the data are not statistically reliable and should be considered as certain trends.

 

To what extent are you or your family members participating in the "Dostupni liky" program satisfied with the quality of medications available in this program? (% among respondents who answered “yes” to the first question)

100% in a column Ukraine in general West* Center South East Donbas
Fully satisfied 13.3 22.6 13.6 0.0 14.8 0.0
Rather satisfied 44.4 34.8 19.0 49.1 50.7 97.8
Rather not satisfied 22.1 24.9 45.6 15.1 8.3 2.2
Fully not satisfied 12.9 3.9 17.9 35.8 16.2 0.0
DIFFICULT TO SAY 7.2 13.7 3.9 0.0 10.0 0.0

*Not enough respondents answered to conclude about different regions, so the data are not statistically reliable and should be considered as certain trends.


17.12.2018
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