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Demonstrating the Value of Healthcare

£8.99

The rising cost of healthcare is a major concern worldwide, with every government and healthcare provider trying to increase the value of the healthcare resources they can afford. This booklet helps to clarify the issues involved in determining what healthcare value is, in a clear and concise way that will appeal to any newcomer to this area.

Some of the topics discussed:

  • What is value?
  • Stakeholders perception of value
  • How is value measured?
  • Demonstrating value
  • The role of pricing in demonstrating value
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Health Economics in Diabetes

£8.99

Often, the key to understanding the complex area of health economics and outcomes research, is to apply it to your own area of healthcare expertise. This booklet is the first in a series of therapy area-based booklets, using pivotal papers and studies to demonstrate how these concepts are applied. We welcome your feedback, and will respond to requests for these tools in your specific area of interest; be it pharmaceuticals, devices, diagnostics or diseases. Contact us – we’ll be delighted to hear from you.

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Introduction to Health Economics Concepts

£8.99

There is an increasing need for healthcare professionals to understand the health economics and outcomes concepts, as health costs increase and budgets tighten. This booklet gives a firm grounding in the topic, that will give readers the confidence to discuss these concepts and develop their further involvement.

Some of the topics discussed:

  • Defining costs in health economic evaluations
  • What are benefits?
  • Data sources and data collection
  • Types of economic analyses
  • Uses of health economics
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Why Do Medicines Cost So Much?

£1.99

The aim of this booklet is to help the reader understand the myriad forces and processes that precede the availability of a drug for a particular disease and to understand the way in which decisions are made in allocating healthcare resources.

Some of the topics discussed:

  • The drug development process
  • Costs involved in the drug development process
  • Pharmaceutical marketing
  • Putting drug development into context
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How Do I Know I Am Getting the Best Medicine?

£1.99

The aim of this booklet is to help the reader understand the role of evidence-based medicine in modern health care.

Some of the topics discussed:

  • What is evidence-based medicine?
  • Types of clinical trials
  • The hierarchy of evidence
  • The art versus science of medicine
  • Efficacy versus effectiveness
  • Generic versus brand name and polypharmacy
  • The importance of adherence
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Patient Reported Outcomes

£8.99

Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) have moved to the forefront of clinical and outcomes research. PROs are expected to capture the patient’s satisfaction and perception of the healthcare they receive, but it’s vital that these measurements are reliable and valid so decision-makers can use them effectively. This booklet provides a solid grounding in the topic for healthcare professionals.

Some of the topics discussed:

  • Definitions and types of PROs
  • Guidance for the use of PROs
  • Measurement of PROs
  • Integration of PROs in clinical trials
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Comparative Effectiveness & EBM

£4.99

In this booklet we have tried to give an overview of some of those methods of assessment and evidence collection, in order to help colleagues without a background in clinical research pharmacoepidemiology or health economics research to understand how and when those methods are applied; their uses, limitations and applications to healthcare provision.

Some of the topics discussed:

  • Comparative effectiveness
  • Study methodology
  • Application of study methods in comparative effectiveness
  • Evidence-based medicine
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Biostatistics for Non-Biostatisticians

£8.99

This booklet is designed for people working in the pharmaceutical industry who are not statisticians, but who need an understanding of biostatistics in order to evaluate evidence and/or talk to their customers effectively. We hope that you find this brief introduction to biostatistics both informative and useful.

Some of the topics discussed:

  • Interpreting data for clinical research
  • Basic concepts: populations and samples, percentiles etc.
  • Intermediate concepts: power, significance and tests
  • Advanced concepts: regression analyses