Principles of Pharmacoeconomic Analysis of Drug Therapy

  title={Principles of Pharmacoeconomic Analysis of Drug Therapy},
  author={Dr Deborah A. Freund and Robert S. Dittus},
Economic analyses have become increasingly important in healthcare in general and with respect to pharmaceuticals in particular. If economic analyses are to play an important and useful role in the allocation of scarce healthcare resources, then such analyses must be performed properly and with care. This article outlines some of the basic principles of pharmacoeconomic analysis. Every analysis should have an explicitly stated perspective, which, unless otherwise justified, should be a societal… CONTINUE READING