Economic Evaluation of Pharmacy Services provides the latest on the trend to a more product-centered and service-centered practice, eschewing traditional economic evaluation techniques that focus on product-to-product comparisons in favor of evaluating processes that measure costs and health outcomes.
Complete with examples focusing on best practices, including various study designs, types of pharmacy services, and types of outcomes being evaluated, the book emphasizes case studies and examples that help readers understand economic evaluation techniques. Many of these techniques are transferable across countries, especially where there are advanced and stable health systems in place. With the help of this practical guide, readers will gain a thorough understanding of the application of economic evaluation of pharmacy services.
- Delivers a practical guide for conducting economic evaluations of hospital and community pharmacy services
- Documents the literature around health economic evaluation and innovative pharmacy services
- Guides the development of a standardized health economic evaluation tool to evaluate these services
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1. An Introduction to Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs 2. Economic Evaluation of Community and Hospital Pharmacy Services: An Introductory Review 3. Economic Evaluation of Pharmacy Services: Review of Studies From Asia, Africa, and South America 4. Economic Evaluation and Its Types 5. Design Principles for Economic Evaluations in Pharmacy 6. Steps in Conducting an Economic Evaluation 7. Evaluation of the Community Pharmacist-led Anticoagulation Management Service (CPAMS) Pilot Program in New Zealand 8. Economic Evaluation of Pharmacy Services in Portugal 9. Economic Evaluation of Pharmacist-Managed Warfarin Therapy: A Review of Studies 10. Economic Evaluation of a Medicines Management Model in New Zealand: A Proposal
Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar is Professor in Medicines and Healthcare at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom.
He is globally recognized for his research in pharmaceutical policy and practice, including the quality use of medicines, clinical pharmacy practice, access to medicines and issues related to pharmacoeconomics. Previously he was the Head of Pharmacy Practice at School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand. A pharmacist by training and a Ph.D. in pharmacy practice, Dr. Babar is the recipient of prestigious "Research Excellence Award from the University of Auckland.
He has active research collaborations and linkages in over 30 countries including in World's leading Universities such as Boston University School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Austrian Health Institute, University of Auckland, Monash University and at the University of Sydney. He has published over 150 papers, book chapters, conference papers including in high impact journals such as PLoS Medicine and in Lancet Oncology. Dr. Babar has acted as an advisor for World Health Organization, Health Action International, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, World Bank, International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and for the Pharmaceutical Management Agency of New Zealand.
His recent work includes a number of high-quality books including "Economic evaluation of pharmacy services", Pharmaceutical prices in 21st century, " Pharmacy Practice Research Methods and "Pharmaceutical policies in countries with developing healthcare systems. Published by Elsevier and Adis/Springer, the work is used in curriculum design, policy development and for referral all around the globe.
He is the Editor in Chief of Encyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy, which is due to be published by Elsevier in early 2019.The Encyclopedia is comprehensive in nature and it aims to cover multiple stream and domains including pharmacy practice, sociobehavioural, and administrative pharmacy, pharmacoepidemiology, clinical pharmacy and therapeutics and issues related to pharmacy education, professional standards, and workforce.
Professor Babar is also the Editor-in-Chief of BMC Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org