Pharmacoeconomic research and clinical trials: Concepts and issues

J. L. Bootman, L. N. Larson, W. F. McGhan, R. J. Townsend

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The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the emerging discipline of pharmacoeconomics. Specific methodologies and terms are defined. Pharmacoeconomic research is described, related to, and contrasted with clinical drug trials. Additionally, we present a brief overview of the general steps taken designing a pharmacoeconomic study. Finally, several issues centering around pharmacoeconomic analysis are presented for discussion and debate. The need for high-quality pharmacoeconomic research is stressed along with the need for appropriate education of individuals trained in the health sciences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)693-697
Number of pages5
JournalDICP, Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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