You need to know the global issues in health economics

By Robert Hand ([email protected]) As a health economist and outcomes researcher, you may work primarily within a single country. Naturally, you know the economic, regulatory, and management issues of that country. However, with globalisation, you need increasingly to be aware of the corresponding conditions around the world. Why? Individual countries or cooperative groups of countries…

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Rx attracts strong interest at Dublin ISPOR Conference

By Ruth Whittington ([email protected]) The theme of this year’s ISPOR annual European Congress – the largest ever – was ‘Expanding Horizons’, and the Rx team took this very seriously, meeting almost every one of the 1700 delegates who visited our exhibition stand. The programme featured multiple workshops, podium presentations and forums. The first plenary session,…

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In-store health clinics: a new approach to primary care?

By David Woods ([email protected]) Health clinics based in retail outlets, particularly drug stores, are changing the way primary care is delivered. Their proponents cite access, convenience, and price transparency as the major reasons for their popularity and growth. Further fueling this concept is the growing shortage of primary care doctors. Staffed mainly by nurse practitioners,…

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