2023 Shortage Survey


EAHP has launched its 2023 Shortage Survey!

The 2023 Shortage Survey focused on medicinal products and medical devices targets the impact of both medicine and medical device 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 LINK

The deadline for response is 30 April 2023.

EAHP has been advocating on the issue of medicine shortages for more than a decade. Five surveys were conducted by EAHP in 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019 and 2020, with the last one focusing also on the pandemic preparedness of pharmacists. The results of these surveys have provided an overview of the severity of the problem as well as its impact on overall patient care.

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

Last update: 27 February 2023