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The Socioeconomic Evaluation of Medicines: A New Dimension

  • S. R. Walker
Conference paper
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)

Abstract

In moving from traditional endpoints to innovative outcomes in determining the benefits of medicines, five aspects should be considered, namely, the key issues to be addressed, the need for such a change direction, the benefits of the socioeconomic approach, the opportunities available in estimating benefits, and the principles to be considered and implemented.

Keywords

Health Care Expenditure Obstructive Lung Disease Life Assessment Socioeconomic Benefit Innovative Outcome 
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  • S. R. Walker

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