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Applying Pharmacoeconomics in Community and Hospital Pharmacy Research


Zaidi, STR and Babar, Z-U-D, Applying Pharmacoeconomics in Community and Hospital Pharmacy Research, Pharmacy Practice Research Methods, Springer, Z-U-D Babar (ed), Switzerland, pp. 157-173. ISBN 978-3-319-14671-3 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-14672-0


Increasing pressure on maximising the output from limited resources has forced health-care policy makers to use health economic evaluation tools to evaluate the efficacy and efficiency of pharmacy services. Increasingly to evaluate these services, pharmacoeconomic evaluation is being used. This chapter introduces the concept of pharmacoeconomics and discusses different pharmacoeconomic methodologies. It also traverses literature covering economic evaluation studies in community and hospital pharmacy setting. The chapter discusses conducting economic evaluations and debates issues related to data sources, perspectives, costs, outcomes measures, sensitivity analysis and strengths, weaknesses and opportunities related to this research.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:health economics, pharmaco-economics, cost effectiveness analysis, pharmacy services, hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy, economic evaluation
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Health economics
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Zaidi, STR (Dr Tabish Razi Zaidi)
ID Code:99851
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2015-04-13
Last Modified:2017-10-16

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