Published on:January 2018
Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2017; 10(4):236
Editorial | doi:10.5530/ijopp.10.4.49


Authors and affiliation (s):

Shobha Rani Hiremath

Principal and H.O.D. (Department of Pharmacy Practice), Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA.


As we all know, Pharmacoeconomic research identifies, measures and compares the cost and consequences of treatment options. The consequences could be clinical, economical or humanistic. Humanistic outcomes represent the patient perspective and are important in life extending treatment options like in cancer chemotherapy as well as morbidity reducing therapy such as in arthritis. Among the four different methods of pharmacoeconomic evaluation, Cost Utility Analysis is the most appropriate method to measure the humanistic outcome which is generally expressed as the Quality-Adjusted Life Year (QALY) gained which measures health as a combination of the duration of life and the health-related quality of life. Read more.....


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