[When is expensive pharmacotherapy good value for the money?].

@article{Riesberg2004WhenIE,
  title={[When is expensive pharmacotherapy good value for the money?].},
  author={A. Riesberg and Marcial Velasco-Garrido and Susanne Weinbrenner and Christian Gericke and Reinhard Busse},
  journal={Der Internist},
  year={2004},
  volume={45 10},
  pages={1189-95}
}
Expensive drugs are good value for money if they are effective and safe, and if they have a better cost-effectiveness ratio than the standard therapy. In this article, an overview of commonly used methods, sources and functions of health economic evaluation is presented and illustrated using clinical examples to facilitate interpretation of the health… CONTINUE READING