Pharmacoeconomics: From Theory to Practice, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover


From Theory to Practice, 2nd Edition

Edited by Renee J. G. Arnold

CRC Press

320 pages | 100 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2020-08-07
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In this era of finite budgets, healthcare rationing, medication shortages, and the global aging and burgeoning of populations, numerous stakeholders in the healthcare arena must understand the basic principles of pharmacoeconomics and how these may be correctly applied to facilitate drug development, rationing, patient segmentation, disease management, and pricing model development.

Pharmacoeconomics: From Theory to Practice, Second Edition focuses on how to more efficiently and rationally leverage these healthcare resources, not by restricting access to necessary services, but by using them more efficiently. This updated volume arms decision makers with the tools they need to make wise choices in an area where the stakes are extremely high—the health of the global population.

Key Features:

  • Introduces the major concepts and principles of Pharmacoeconomics
  • Gives updated information about pharmacoeconomic models, value-based pricing, novel modelling methodologies and international utilization of these modalities in government, the pharmaceutical industry, and health care settings
  • Demonstrates the full range of ethical and moral issues, as well as overall public health and commercial concerns that are often involved in decisions entailing pharmacoeconomic issues
  • Presents both theory and methodology discussions, including real-world examples, in each chapter

Table of Contents

Introduction to Pharmacoeconomics; Decision Modeling Techniques; Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA); Cost of Illness; Markov Modeling in Decision Analysis; Novel Modeling Methods (DICE); Retrospective Database Analysis; What is Cost-Minimization Analysis?; Cost-Effectiveness Analysis; Budget Impact Analysis; Cost-Utility Analysis: A Case Study of a Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine; Some Problems/Assumptions in Pharmacoeconomic Analysis; Patient-Reported Outcome Measures; Sensitivity Analysis; Use of Pharmacoeconomics in Drug Reimbursement in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom: What Can We Learn from International Experience?; Implementation of Value Frameworks in Reimbursement Decisions in the US and Beyond, NICE (UK) and PBAC (Australia; Pharmacoeconomics in Disease Management: Practical Applications and Persistent Challenges; Computer Aided Decision Making from Drug Discovery to Pharmacoeconomics; Speculations on the Future Challenges and Value of Pharmacoeconomics.

About the Editor

Dr. Renée J. Goldberg Arnold completed her undergraduate training at the University of Maryland and received her Doctor of Clinical Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She also completed a one-year post-doctoral residency at University Hospital in San Diego, which is affiliated with the University of California at San Francisco School of Pharmacy. She is currently President and CEO of Arnold Consultancy & Technology LLC, as well as Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Master of Public Health program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, where she developed and teaches the Pharmacoeconomics coursework. Her special interest in evidence-based health derives from her research that deals with use of technology to collect and/or model real-world data for use in rational decision-making by healthcare practitioners and policy makers. Dr. Arnold was previously Vice President, Health Economics and Outcomes Research at Quorum Consulting, Inc./Navigant Consulting; Principal, IMS Health (IQVIA); and President and Co-Founder of Pharmacon International, Inc. Center for Health Outcomes Excellence. She is a founding member and former Chair of the Education Committee of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). Currently, she Chairs both the ISPOR Distance Learning Program and the newly developed Open Source Models Special Interest Group. She is an author/co-author of numerous articles, book chapters and books in the areas of pharmacology, pharmacoeconomics and cost containment strategies. She is also a Reviewer for National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) applications, for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) applications, for the Pharmacoeconomics, Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, Value in Health, American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits, Nature Biotechnology and Annals of Internal Medicine journals and is on the editorial board of Pharmacoeconomics Open. She is also a volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps in New York City. In addition, Dr. Arnold is a licensed pharmacist.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General