Pharmacoeconomics

Pharmacoeconomics

By Tom Walley, MD, FRCP(London), FRCPI, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Liverpool; Honorary Consultant Physician, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK; Alan Haycox, MD, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Liverpool Medical School, Liverpool, UK; and Angela Boland, MD, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Liverpool Medical School, Liverpool, UK


Basics of economics, health economics and pharmacoeconomics. The policy context for pharmacoeconomics. The economics of health care and health care systems. Pharmacoeconomics: an industry perspective. Disease management and programme budgeting and marginal analysis. Cost of illness studies. Approach to pharmacoeconomic analysis. Pharmacoeconomics and clinical trials. Modeling in health economics. Quality assurance in pharmacoeconomic analyses. Future directions.