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Studies in Pharmaceutical Economics 9780789000620

Studies in Pharmaceutical Economics

ISBN-10: 0789000628
ISBN-13: 9780789000620
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PUBLISHER: Taylor & Francis Group
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Product Description: Readers of Studies in Pharmaceutical Economics learn the value of economic research in forming health policy while they develop an understanding of the various factors that influence the cost of pharmaceutical care for patients, pharmacists, physicians, and manufacturers. Pharmaceutical economists, product managers, and policymakers learn different methods for controlling costs, patient compliance, therapeutic outcomes, and the effects of restrictions on prescription drugs on the use and cost of other health care services. Above all, readers will find this book provides them with the necessary know-how'for survival in the dynamic and competitive health care marketplace.

The chapters of Studies in Pharmaceutical Economics range in scope from editorials to technical papers on new research methods. Readers will find the following key topics covered:
  • pricing strategies
  • marketing implications
  • policy issues
  • methods for controlling utilization and cost
  • multi-tier pricing and its effects on pharmacists and consumers
  • analytical approaches to research

    This valuable guidebook to the conditions characterizing the growing field of pharmacoeconomics maps the effects of clinical pharmacy services on the lengths of hospital stays, on hospital admissions, on adverse reactions, and on physician's methods and habits of prescription. It also provides readers with practical policy applications and means for assessing trends in the market. These include the effects of extending Medicare coverage to outpatient prescription drugs and a technique for incorporating severity-of-illness measures into analysis of the cost-effectiveness of treatment.

    Professors of pharmacy administration and their students, product managers and pharmaceutical economists in the drug industry, and drug program administrators can use Studies in Pharmaceutical Economics as an introduction to the ways in which pharmaceutical economic research can bring efficiency and cost-effectiveness into their programs.

    Professors of pharmacy administration and their students, product managers and pharmaceutical economists in the drug industry, and drug program administrators (medical, HMOs, in service companies) can use Studies in Pharmaceutical Economics as an introduction to the ways in which pharmaceutical economic research can bring efficiency and cost-effectiveness into their programs.

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PAGES: 1
CATEGORY: Business & Economics, Medical
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