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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.
- 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
Chapter 1. An Introduction to Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs
- Rationale for Economic Evaluation
- Economic Evaluation: Costs, Outcomes, Techniques
- Economic Evaluation: Methodological Issues and Recent Developments
- Economic Evaluation and Pharmacy Services
Chapter 2. Economic Evaluation of Community and Hospital Pharmacy Services: An Introductory Review
Chapter 3. Economic Evaluation of Pharmacy Services: Review of Studies From Asia, Africa, and South America
- Materials and Methods
- Analysis, Findings, and Discussion
- Limitations of Studies in South America, Africa, Middle East, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia
- What This Chapter Adds?
Chapter 4. Economic Evaluation and Its Types
- 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
- Further Reading
Chapter 5. Design Principles for Economic Evaluations in Pharmacy
- The Economic Decision Problem
- 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
Chapter 6. Steps in Conducting an Economic Evaluation
- Economic Evaluation of Pharmacy Services
- Steps in Conducting an Economic Evaluation
- Case Studies
- Glossary of Terms
- Test Your Knowledge
Chapter 7. Evaluation of the Community Pharmacist-led Anticoagulation Management Service (CPAMS) Pilot Program in New Zealand
- 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
Chapter 8. Economic Evaluation of Pharmacy Services in Portugal
- 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
- Conflict of Interest Statement
Chapter 9. Economic Evaluation of Pharmacist-Managed Warfarin Therapy: A Review of Studies
- Appendix A Search Strategies
Chapter 10. Economic Evaluation of a Medicines Management Model in New Zealand: A Proposal
- Aim and Objectives
- Proposed Research Design and Methods
- Research Impact
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- 13th October 2016
- Academic Press
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Professor Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar is Professor in Medicines and Healthcare and the Director of Centre of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice Research at the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom. He is globally known for his work in pharmaceutical policy and practice, including quality use of medicines, clinical pharmacy practice, access to medicines and issues related to pharmacoeconomics. He has published in high impact journals such as PLoS Medicine and the Lancet and has acted as a consultant for World Health Organization, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Health Action International, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, World Bank, European Union, International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and for the Pharmaceutical Management Agency of New Zealand. His edited work includes "Economic evaluation of pharmacy services", “Pharmaceutical prices in the 21st century”, “Pharmaceutical policies in countries with developing healthcare systems ", “Global Pharmaceutical Policy”, “Pharmacy Practice Research Methods” and “Encyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy”. Published by Elsevier and Adis/Springer, the work is used in curriculum design, policy development and for referral all around the globe. Professor Babar is also the Editor-in-Chief of BMC Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice and can be contacted at email@example.com
Professor in Medicines and Healthcare and Director, Centre of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice Research, University of Huddersfield, UK
"...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
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