Pharmacoeconomics of dementia.

  title={Pharmacoeconomics of dementia.},
  author={Peter J. Whitehouse},
  journal={Alzheimer disease and associated disorders},
  volume={11 Suppl 5},
  pages={S22-32; discussion S32-3}
Pharmacoeconomics is a new discipline with its own terminology and techniques, little known to most clinicians but destined to become more important to them and to their patients. This article reviews basic approaches in pharmacoeconomics; current knowledge of costs related to dementia; assessment of quality of life in patients with cognitive impairment; models of relationships among degree of cognitive impairment, caregiver burden, and health care utilization; existing pharmacoeconomic… CONTINUE READING