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
Dr. Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar is globally recognized for his research in pharmaceutical policy and practice, including quality use of medicines, clinical pharmacy practice, access to medicines and issues related to pharmacoeconomics. He was the Head of Pharmacy Practice at School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand (2011-2015). A pharmacist by training and a PhD in pharmacy practice, Dr. Babar is the recipient of prestigious "Research Excellence Award from the University of Auckland. He has presented invited lectures at Boston University School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Austrian Health Institute and at the Universities of Reading and Kingston. He has published over 100 papers including in high impact journals such as PLoS Medicine and the Lancet Oncology. Dr. Babar has acted as an advisor for World Health Organization, Health Action International, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, World Bank, International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and for the Pharmaceutical Management Agency of New Zealand. His other books include work on pharmaceutical prices in 21st century, pharmacy practice research methods and pharmaceutical policy in low and middle income countries. Dr. Babar is also the Editor-in-Chief of BMC Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice.
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