General descriptive data


As far as drugs are concerned, two sources with different origins are available in the database:
  • Prescribed drugs or prescription
  • Invoiced drugs or invoicing
For more information on which fields are included, see Information available, section Drugs.

Prescribed drugs

The SIDIAP has the data of all the drugs prescribed in the Electronic Health Record (EHR).
Below is a description of some of the data included in this table:

Invoiced drugs

Description of the data included in invoicing, which includes all drugs financed by the National Health System and withdrawn from pharmacies by means of prescriptions issued by professionals of the Catalan Health Institute.

*Note: A decrease in the number of registrations has been observed since July 2012, when the measure of one euro per prescription was implemented.

SIDIAP, 2022