Journal article

Problems with the interpretation of pharmacoeconomic analyses - A review of submissions to the Australian pharmaceutical benefits scheme

SR Hill, AS Mitchell, DA Henry

JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2000

Abstract

CONTEXT: Pharmacoeconomic analyses are being used increasingly as the basis for reimbursement of the costs of new drugs. Reports of these analyses are often published in peer-reviewed journals. However, the analyses are complex and difficult to evaluate. OBJECTIVE: To describe the nature of problems encountered in the evaluation and interpretation of pharmacoeconomic analyses used as a basis for reimbursement decisions. DATA SOURCES: All major submissions to the Department of Health and Aged Care (DHAC) by the pharmaceutical industry for funding made under the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Specifically, the DHAC's database of submissions that were received between January 1994 a..

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