2019 Medicines Shortages Survey


The 2019 EAHP Medicines Shortages Survey is now closed. Thank you for your participationFrom November 2019 to January 2020, the EAHP collected information from European hospital pharmacists on the shortage situation in the hospital environment in their respective countries.

EAHP is currently analising the survey data. The results of the survey will be published in the next months.

The 2019 EAHP Medicines Shortages Survey targets the impact of medicines shortages in the hospital environment. In addition to hospital pharmacists, EAHP is seeking input from patients and all healthcare professionals working in hospitals. 

Hospital staff as well as patients that have experienced medicines shortages during their hospital stay are invited to provide feedback via the following links:

Access the Bosnian/Croatian version HERE

Access the English version HERE

Access the French version HERE

Access the Greek version HERE

Access the Italian version HERE

Access the Portuguese version HERE

Access the Romanian version HERE

Access the Serbian version HERE

Access the Slovak version HERE

Access the Spanish version HERE 

The deadline for response is the 13th of January 2020

The 2019 EAHP Medicines Shortages Survey explores issues such as the communications of medicines shortages within hospitals, current management strategies and possible reasons for shortages and their impact on patients. As well as asking how survey participants would like to see medicines shortages handled and/or resolved on the policy level.

EAHP has been active on the issue of medicines shortages for over ten years and has conducted several Medicines Shortages Surveys throughout the years. Past EAHP Medicines Shortages Reports have highlighted the increasing burden of medicines shortages in European hospitals. 

Medicines shortages cause serious problems for patients, health professionals and health systems. Hospital pharmacists play a key role in managing medicines shortages within hospitals, but they are not the only stakeholders which are affected. which is why EAHP has invited other stakeholders including health care professionals and patients to provide their input on how medicines shortages are affecting them. 

Last update: 16 January 2020