Pharmacoeconomics as an instrument of clinical pharmacology for optimization of pharmacotherapy
The article presents pharmacoeconomics is an essential component of health technology assessment and the appraisal of medicines for use by patients. As a comparatively young discipline, its methods continue to evolve. Pharma-coeconomic analyses encompass cost — minimization, cost — utility, cost — benefit, and cost — effectiveness studies, providing essential information critical for optimization of pharmacotherapy, optimal health-care resource allocation and drug development success.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Saratov State Medical University
Publication date: January 1, 2015