Academic journal article American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Renee J. G. Arnold (Editor). Pharmacoeconomics: From Theory to Practice

Academic journal article American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Renee J. G. Arnold (Editor). Pharmacoeconomics: From Theory to Practice

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Renee J. G. Arnold (Editor). Pharmacoeconomics: From Theory to Practice. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press: 2009. 264 pp, $119.95, ISBN-13: 978-1420084221.

Pharmacoeconomics: From Theory to Practice introduces readers to the major concepts and principles of pharmacoeconomics and cost-effectiveness analysis. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, the text emphasizes how to apply pharmacoeconomic modeling and decision-making to real-world dilemmas. Issues relating to decisions made in drug regulation, approval, and pricing of the human papillomavirus vaccine are woven throughout the text to illustrate key concepts and ideas.

The book is edited by Renee J. G. Arnold: pharmacist, adjunct faculty member, and consultant. Dr. Arnold recruited a highly accomplished group of experts to contribute well-written and informative book chapters including William McGhan, J. Jaime Caro, Gordon Guyatt, Michael Drummond, and others.

The book consists of 16 chapters, with the following titles: Introduction to Pharmacoeconomics; Decision Modeling Techniques; Cost of Illness; Markov Modeling in Decision Analysis; Retrospective Database Analysis; What Is Cost-Minimization Analysis?; Cost-Effectiveness Analysis; Budget Impact Analysis; Cost-Utility Analysis: A Case Study of a Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine; Some Problems/Assumptions in Pharmacoeconomic Analysis; Patient-Reported Outcome Measures; Sensitivity Analysis; Use of Pharmacoeconomics in Drug Reimbursement in Australia Canada, and the United Kingdom: What Can We Learn from International Experience?; Pharmacoeconomics in Disease Management: Practical Applications and Persistent Challenges; Computer-Aided Decision Making from Drug Discovery to Pharmacoeconomics; and Speculations on the Future Challenges and Value of Pharmacoeconomics. …

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