The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices category Medical Products, Appliances, and Equipment (06.1) is a classification of nondurable goods that covers medicaments, prostheses, medical appliances and equipment and other health-related products purchased by individuals or households, either with or without a prescription, usually from dispensing chemists, pharmacists, or medical equipment suppliers. They are intended for consumption or use outside a health facility or institution. Such products supplied directly to out-patients by medical, dental, and paramedical practitioners or to in-patients by hospitals and the like are included in out-patient services (06.2) or hospital services (06.3).
This category contains Pharmaceutical Products (06.1.1) and Other Medical Products, Therapeutic Appliances, and Equipment (06.1.2).
This category is a subcategory of Health (06) category.
Information provided in the notes pertaining to HICP classifications can be found from the source here.
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Eurostat, Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices: Medical Products, Appliances, and Equipment for European Union (27 countries from 2020) [CP0610EU272020M086NEST], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CP0610EU272020M086NEST, October 6, 2022.