Navigation Links
New Edition of Popular Guide to Health Economic Evaluation Published by OHE

LONDON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Office of Health Economics (OHE) today released the third edition of its popular primer, Health Economics: An Introduction to Economic Evaluation, authored by Gisela Kobelt who has extensive hands-on experience in the field. What distinguishes this book from other such reviews are its fifteen concrete "study examples," which focus on pharmaceuticals.

(Photo: )
(Logo: )

The book traces the development of the field of health technology assessment (HTA), discusses current requirements for HTA in a number of health care systems around the world, and offers guidance as to which approach is appropriate in what situations. The study examples highlight the challenges that various approaches must overcome in application and suggest solutions. Included are cost-of-illness studies, cost-minimization analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-utility analysis and cost-benefit analysis.

The value of the primer is highlighted by the continuing popularity of the second edition, even after a decade. Adrian Towse, Director of the OHE, said: "We are excited to offer this expanded and updated third edition, which will attract a wide audience. Written in an accessible style, it will provide important background both for those who undertake evaluations and those who use them in decision making in the public and private sectors. We also expect the guide to be valuable for policy makers and health care policy analysts who wish to know more about HTA and its proper uses."

The 100-page book may be downloaded free of charge by registered users of the OHE website at Instructions for ordering on-demand printed version are also available on the website.

Professor Adrian Towse
Director, Office of Health Economics   

Gisela Kobelt, PhD
Managing Director, European Health Economics 

The Office of Health Economics is a research and consulting organisation that has been providing specialised research, analysis and expertise on a range of health care and life sciences issues and topics for 50 years. Visit us online at Follow us on Twitter @OHENews and on LinkedIn.

Gisela Kobelt has been involved in health economic evaluation since the early 1990s, leading departments at two major pharmaceutical companies and serving as a consultant for several years since. A visiting professor at the University of Lund, Gisela has authored over 90 publications in the field of health economics, several book chapters and numerous reports.

SOURCE Office of Health Economics
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. The 100 Biggest Acute Hospitals in Europe (2nd Edition) Featuring Contact Information, Decision Makers and Key Statistics
2. Bloomberg BNA Publishes Sixth Edition of False Claims Act Treatise
3. The U.S. Market for Rx to OTC Switches, 6th Edition
4. Top New York City Cardiologist Dr. Steven Reisman to be Featured on Inside Edition to Discuss Mini-Strokes and Strokes
5. ClearCanvas RIS/PACS, Team Edition Commercially Released
6. With Special Edition "Think Pink" Hearing Aids, The Atlanta Hearing Doctor Supports Breast Cancer Research and Better Hearing
7. Outsourcing in Drug Discovery: The Contract Research Organization (CRO) Market, 5th Edition
8. IQAirs New Edition Redefines High-Performance Air Purification
9. Avant Media Manager Releases iPad Edition 3.0
10. BIOCRATES Life Sciences to Launch Waters Xevo® TQ MS Editions for Two of its Well-established Research Kit Products, AbsoluteIDQ® p180 and p150
11. Popular Reeferman Medical Marijuana Seeds Now Available from R.M.S.S.
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/1/2015)... , Dec. 1, 2015  The migration ... to develop shared care plans that help patients ... care plans will be digitally enabled, incorporate care ... needs and desires. They will also allow all ... patient,s health journey is optimal. That is the ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... , December 1, 2015 ... of eye and gaze tracking solutions, today announced that ... trackers as a component of its revolutionary new vision ... and medical and performance issues in patients. The new ... mass-market-ready eye tracking platform, which is ready to be ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Dec. 1, 2015  Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... top-line data from its TELECAST Phase 3 ... treating carcinoid syndrome in cancer patients with ... benefit observed in its pivotal TELESTAR study.  ... companion to TELESTAR primarily to provide additional ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... XTC Semifinals 2016 ... semi-finalists to head to Las Vegas for CES 2016, the world’s largest Consumer Electronic ... Consumer Technology Association Gary Shapiro, Founding Partner of Pacific Investments Veronica Serra, and venture ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... ... With FCPX Overlay: Grit , users can apply a grit effect ... truly endless, all with a click of a mouse. Each user has full control ... of field and more, all within Final Cut Pro X. , With FCPX Overlay: ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... Magazine as a Modern Man for 2015. , Angeleno Magazine is a ... United States. Established in 1994, Modern Luxury includes more than 50 magazine titles ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... Enterprise Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes Tympani as ... Cisco Unified Contact Center solutions targeted to the high-end enterprise contact center marketplace. ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Olympic Gold Medalists ... collaborating with brands across various categories through traditional and social media marketing campaigns ... elite group of Gold Medal Moms who can connect with today’s most important ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):