Applying pharmacoeconomics in community and hospital pharmacy research

Syed Tabish Razi Zaidi, Zaheer Ud Din Babar

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPharmacy Practice Research Methods
EditorsZaheer-Ud-Din Babar
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783319146720
ISBN (Print)9783319146713
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes


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