Pharmacoeconomics: Types of Analyses

June 2009
Pharmaceutical Representative;Jun2009, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p24
The article discusses the different pharmacoeconomic research types highlighting the analysis on cost-benefit, on cost-effectiveness and cost-utility. An analysis on a cost-benefit research measures health results in terms of dollars. Further, the cost-effectiveness is where alternatives are being in comparison through cost for every unit of effect. Nevertheless, it is in cost-utility analysis that differences in the preferences of patients on set of treatment alternatives is allowed.


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