# Definition

For a given product, the number of dispensations presented for reimbursement is the number of times the product was dispensed in pharmacies, with partial or total reimbursement by the compulsory or complementary health insurance.

Concretely, this is the number of times the product line appeared on a pharmacy receipt, for presentation for reimbursement by the compulsory and/or complementary health insurance.

# Example

If a product is dispensed 200 times, of which 160 times with a share of reimbursement by the compulsory or complementary health insurance strictly higher than 0% (i.e. a share of the remaining cost for the patient strictly lower than 100%), then the number of dispensations presented for reimbursement is 160, whatever the sales volumes.

# Tip

The number of dispensations differs from volume sales in that dispensations count dispensing acts and not the number of boxes dispensed.

# Terminology

The number of dispensations submitted for reimbursement can be translated into English as Number of dispensations reimbursed.

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