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A methodological framework for estimating the clinical and economic value of community pharmacists' clinical interventions using expert opinion

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Stafford, AC and Bindoff, IK and Tenni, PC and Peterson, GM and Doran, CM, A methodological framework for estimating the clinical and economic value of community pharmacists' clinical interventions using expert opinion, Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 37, (4) pp. 378-385. ISSN 0269-4727 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1365-2710.2011.01322.x

Abstract

SUMMARY What is known and Objective: Studies of the outcomes of clinical interventions (CIs) performed by community pharmacists are limited. The economic models used in most studies of CIs have been simplistic, often failing to fully capture the counterfactual when estimating savings in health resources resulting from CIs. This paper aimed to describe the complexities involved in estimating the clinical and economic outcomes of CIs performed by community pharmacists when using expert opinion and suggest avenues for improvement. Methods: Existing models were reviewed, from which a range of key parameters required to evaluate the outcomes of CIs were identified. The considerations necessary to generate potentially more robust estimates of these parameters were discussed. Results and Discussion: CIs performed by community pharmacists may result in a multitude of effects on numerous health services. By utilizing the approaches described in this paper, researchers working in this field should be able to generate improved estimates of health resource savings and quality of life effects resulting from CIs performed by community pharmacists, when compared to previous efforts. What is new and Conclusion: This article offers recommendations designed to improve the robustness of evaluation when using expert opinion to evaluate CIs performed by community pharmacists.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:clinical intervention, economic evaluation, expert opinion, pharmacy
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Field:Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Author:Stafford, AC (Dr Andrew Stafford)
Author:Bindoff, IK (Dr Ivan Bindoff)
Author:Tenni, PC (Dr Peter Tenni)
Author:Peterson, GM (Professor Gregory Peterson)
ID Code:79908
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2012-10-11
Last Modified:2017-11-02
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