Economic Evaluation in U.S. Health Care: Principles and Applications

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 186 pages
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The steady flow of new pharmaceuticals and new technology has provided clinicians with an arsenal of effective treatments and diagnostic techniques. However, these interventions come at a price. With healthcare providers continuing to struggle with rising costs, clinical effectiveness alone will no longer be the only criteria for evaluating a drug or device. In the face of limited budgets, healthcare payers and providers will be expected to understand the value of new interventions in terms of economic, clinical, and quality of life benefits.Based on the core principles of pharmacoeconomics, this text provides an overview of the methodologies that can be applied to both drug and non-drug interventions. Economic Evaluation in U.S. Health Care: Principles and Applications offers health professionals a solid foundation for understanding, interpreting, and applying the tools of economic evaluation and is essential for anyone involved in healthcare decision-making.
 

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Contents

An Overview of the Economic Evaluation of Healthcare Interventions
1
Measuring Economic Outcomes
15
HealthRelated Quality of Life and Health Utility
41
HealthRelated Productivity
63
Adjustments Within Economic Evaluation
83
The Industrys Involvement in Economic Evaluation
101
Formulary DecisionMaker Perspectives Responding to Changing Environments
113
The US Regulators Perspective in Determining and Improving the Value of Healthcare Interventions
143
The Future of Economic Evaluation within the United States
157
Index
177
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Jefferson Medical College

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