Essentials of Pharmacoeconomics

ISBN-10: 1451175930
ISBN-13: 9781451175936
Edition: 2nd 2013
Authors: Karen Rascati
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Description: This new text is designed for a student or practitioner who is unfamiliar with "pharmacoeconomics." It provides a straightforward explanation of the essential pharmacoeconomics topics outlined by The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education  More...

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List price: $79.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 10/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

This new text is designed for a student or practitioner who is unfamiliar with "pharmacoeconomics." It provides a straightforward explanation of the essential pharmacoeconomics topics outlined by The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). It defines terminology used in research and covers the application of economic-based evaluation methods for pharmaceutical products and services. Users will find examples of how pharmacoeconomic evaluations relate to decisions that affect patient care and health-related quality of life.

Basic Topics
Introduction
Pharmacoeconomics-What Is It?
Why Is Pharmacoeconomics Important?
Relationship of Pharmacoeconomics to Other Research
Types of Pharmacoeconomic Studies
Summary
Questions/Exercises
References
Suggested Readings
Measuring and Estimating Costs
Costing Terms
Cost Categorization
Alternative Method of Categorization
Perspective
Timing Adjustments for Costs
Resources for Cost Estimations
Summary
Questions/Exercises
References
Suggested Readings
Critiquing Research Articles
Appropriateness of Methods of Analysis
Questions to Use When Critiquing Research Articles
Summary
Questions/Exercises
References
Suggested Readings
Cost-Minimization Analysis
Overview
Summary
Composite Article: CMA-Anti-nausea
Questions/Exercises
References
Suggested Readings
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Overview
Presentation of Costs and Effectiveness
Cost-Effectiveness Grid II11T
Cost-Effectiveness Plane
Intermediate Outcomes versus Primary Outcomes
Efficacy versus Effectiveness
Consensus and Debate
Summary
Composite Article 1: CEA-Asthma
Composite Article 2: CEA-Post-Myocardial Infarction Heart Failure
Questions/Exercise
References
Suggested Readings
Cost-Utility Analysis
Overview
Steps in Calculating QALYs
Trends in CUA Analyses
Summary
Composite Article 1: CUA-Oncology
Composite Article 2: CUA-Immunosuppression
Questions/Exercises
References
Suggested Readings
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Definition and History
Advantages and Disadvantages of Cost-Benefit Analysis
Conducting a CBA
Difference between Costs and Benefits
Measuring Indirect and Intangible Benefits
Calculating Results of Costs and Benefits
Summary
Composite Article 1: CBA-Vaccination
Composite Article 2: CBA-Alzheimer's Disease
Questions/Exercises
References
Suggested Readings
Health-Related Quality of Life: Health Status Measures
Definitions
HRQoL Measures versus Utility Measures
Domains of Health Status
Assessing HRQoL Instruments
Pharmacoeconomics and HRQoL Measures
Preference-Based Classification Systems
Patient-Reported Outcomes
Summary
Composite Article 1: HRQoL- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Composite Article 2: HRQoL-Chronic Low Back Pain
Questions/Exercises
References 16S
Suggested Readings
Advanced Topics
Decision Analysis
What Is Decision Analysis?
Steps in Decision Analysis
Threshold Analysis
Summary
Composite Article 1: Decision Analysis-Migraine
Composite Article 2: Decision Analysis-Erectile Dysfunction
Questions/Exercises
References
Suggested Readings
Markov Modeling
Overview
Steps in Markov Modeling
Disadvantages of Markov Modeling
Advanced Issues
Other Advanced Topics
Summary
Composite Article 1: Markov Modeling-Initiation of HIV Therapy
Answers
Composite Article 2: Markov Modeling-Phosphate Binders
Answers
Questions/Exercises
References
Suggested Readings
Retrospective Databases
Overview of Retrospective Databases
Randomized, Controlled Trials
Observational Studies
Advantages and Disadvantages of RCTs
Advantages and Disadvantages of Observational Studies
Types of Retrospective Databases
Insurance and Claims Records
Critiquing Retrospective Database Studies
Summary
Composite Article 1: Retrospective Database-COPD
Composite Article 2: Retrospective Database-Bisphosphonates
Questions/Exercise
References
Suggested Readings
Pharmacy Services
What Are Pharmacy Services?
History of Pharmacy Services
Review of the Research
Issues in Valuing Pharmacy Services
Medicare Medication Therapy Management
Summary
Composite Article: Pharmacy Services
Questions/Exercises
References
Suggested Readings
International Perspective
Health Care Expenditures
Comparability of Pharmacoeconomic Results between Countries
History of Pharmacoeconomic Guideline Development
Summary
Questions/Exercises
References
Suggested Readings
Future Issues
Application of Pharmacoeconomies in the United Stares
Federal Agencies
Private Health Care Plans
Barriers to Pharmacoeconomies in the United States
Other Future Issues
Summary
Questions/Exercises
References
Suggested Readings
Glossary
Index

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