Economic Evaluation of Pharmacy Services - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128036594, 9780128037003

Economic Evaluation of Pharmacy Services

1st Edition

Authors: Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
eBook ISBN: 9780128037003
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128036594
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 13th October 2016
Page Count: 248
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Economic Evaluation of Pharmacy Services provides the latest on the trend to a more product-centered and service-centered practice, eschewing traditional economic evaluation techniques that focus on product-to-product comparisons in favor of evaluating processes that measure costs and health outcomes.

Complete with examples focusing on best practices, including various study designs, types of pharmacy services, and types of outcomes being evaluated, the book emphasizes case studies and examples that help readers understand economic evaluation techniques. Many of these techniques are transferable across countries, especially where there are advanced and stable health systems in place. With the help of this practical guide, readers will gain a thorough understanding of the application of economic evaluation of pharmacy services.

Key Features

  • Delivers a practical guide for conducting economic evaluations of hospital and community pharmacy services
  • Documents the literature around health economic evaluation and innovative pharmacy services
  • Guides the development of a standardized health economic evaluation tool to evaluate these services


Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals in health economics, healthcare administration, and pharmacy outcomes programs

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. An Introduction to Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs
    • Abstract
    • Rationale for Economic Evaluation
    • Economic Evaluation: Costs, Outcomes, Techniques
    • Economic Evaluation: Methodological Issues and Recent Developments
    • Economic Evaluation and Pharmacy Services
    • References
  • Chapter 2. Economic Evaluation of Community and Hospital Pharmacy Services: An Introductory Review
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Discussion
    • Conclusions
    • References
  • Chapter 3. Economic Evaluation of Pharmacy Services: Review of Studies From Asia, Africa, and South America
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Materials and Methods
    • Analysis, Findings, and Discussion
    • Limitations of Studies in South America, Africa, Middle East, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia
    • Recommendations
    • What This Chapter Adds?
    • Conclusions
    • Acknowledgment
    • References
  • Chapter 4. Economic Evaluation and Its Types
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • The Logic of Health Economics and Economic Evaluation
    • Economic Evaluation
    • Measuring Costs
    • Measuring Outcomes
    • Combining Costs and Outcomes Using Incremental Analysis
    • Decision Rules
    • Types of Economic Evaluations
    • Summary
    • References
    • Further Reading
  • Chapter 5. Design Principles for Economic Evaluations in Pharmacy
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • The Economic Decision Problem
    • Population
    • Intervention
    • Comparator
    • Outcome (the Maximand)
    • Partial Versus Full Economic Evaluation
    • Choosing an Evaluation Approach
    • Which Costs Are Relevant?
    • Trial-Based Versus Modeled Evaluation
    • The Importance of Best Practice Guidelines
    • Conclusions
    • References
  • Chapter 6. Steps in Conducting an Economic Evaluation
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Economic Evaluation of Pharmacy Services
    • Steps in Conducting an Economic Evaluation
    • Case Studies
    • Conclusions
    • Glossary of Terms
    • Test Your Knowledge
    • References
  • Chapter 7. Evaluation of the Community Pharmacist-led Anticoagulation Management Service (CPAMS) Pilot Program in New Zealand
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Background
    • Development of the Project
    • Aims of the Community Pharmacist-led Anticoagulation Management Services (CPAMS) Evaluation
    • Design of CPAMS
    • Effectiveness and Safety of CPAMS
    • Acceptability of the Service
    • Cost–Benefit Analysis
    • Conclusion
    • References
  • Chapter 8. Economic Evaluation of Pharmacy Services in Portugal
    • Abstract
    • Brief Overview of Economic Evaluation of Pharmacy Services in Portugal
    • Literature Review of Economic Evaluation of Pharmacy Services in Portugal
    • A Collaborative Care Pilot Project Between Pharmacies and NHS: Economic Evaluation Alongside a Trial
    • Future Developments
    • Final Remarks
    • Project USFARMÁCIA
    • Acknowledgments
    • Conflict of Interest Statement
    • References
  • Chapter 9. Economic Evaluation of Pharmacist-Managed Warfarin Therapy: A Review of Studies
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Discussion
    • Conclusions
    • References
    • Appendix A Search Strategies
  • Chapter 10. Economic Evaluation of a Medicines Management Model in New Zealand: A Proposal
    • Abstract
    • Background
    • Aim and Objectives
    • Proposed Research Design and Methods
    • Research Impact
    • Acknowledgment
    • References
  • Index


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About the Author

Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar is Professor in Medicines and Healthcare at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom. He is globally recognized for his research in pharmaceutical policy and practice, including the quality use of medicines, clinical pharmacy practice, access to medicines and issues related to pharmacoeconomics. Previously he was the Head of Pharmacy Practice at School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand. A pharmacist by training and a Ph.D. in pharmacy practice, Dr. Babar is the recipient of prestigious “Research Excellence Award” from the University of Auckland. He has active research collaborations and linkages in over 30 countries including in World’s leading Universities such as Boston University School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Austrian Health Institute, University of Auckland, Monash University and at the University of Sydney. He has published over 150 papers, book chapters, conference papers including in high impact journals such as PLoS Medicine and in Lancet Oncology. Dr. Babar has acted as an advisor for World Health Organization, Health Action International, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, World Bank, International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and for the Pharmaceutical Management Agency of New Zealand. His recent work includes a number of high-quality books including "Economic evaluation of pharmacy services", ”Pharmaceutical prices in 21st century”, “ Pharmacy Practice Research Methods” and “Pharmaceutical policies in countries with developing healthcare systems. Published by Elsevier and Adis/Springer, the work is used in curriculum design, policy development and for referral all around the globe. He is the Editor in Chief of Encyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy, which is due to be published by Elsevier in early 2019.The Encyclopedia is comprehensive in nature and it aims to cover multiple stream and domains including pharmacy practice, sociobehavioural, and administrative pharmacy, pharmacoepidemiology, clinical pharmacy and therapeutics and issues related to pharmacy education, professional standards, and workforce. Professor Babar is also the Editor-in-Chief of BMC Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice and can be contacted at

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Pharmacy, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK and Founding editor, Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice


"...the contribution of the book is important. Particularly welcomed by this reviewer is the book's comprehensive approach in presenting studies from a variety of countries and health systems." --Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy

"This book provides much needed knowledge in current pharmacy practice. Furthermore, it provides up-to-date information and evaluation of innovative pharmacy services in different countries." — Minji Sohn, Ferris State University

"At a time of expanding scopes of practice within the profession of pharmacy, and the increasing demand by payers, patients, and other health professions to justify the allocation of scarce resources toward new pharmacy services, methodologically sound examples of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness are essential. In this manner, the contribution of the book is important. Particularly welcomed by this reviewer is the book's comprehensive approach in presenting studies from a variety of countries and health systems. As an educator, it is often a challenge to provide examples of pharmaco-economic studies beyond North America and Western Europe." Roy Thomas Dobson, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, for journal of Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. Read entire review here

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