PA 465 - Pharmacoeconomics and Medication Selection
This course will commence an exploration of how costs are perceived from the perspective of the insurer, provider, and consumer of healthcare. Clinical outcome measurements will then be addressed and related to the cost of therapy. The processes of medication selection and usage patterns will then be examined in the hospital setting as well as the role of the pharmacy benefits manager. Evidence-based pharmacoeconomic studies will serve as the basis for sound economic decision making with an appreciation of both commercial and intra-institutional influences and considerations.
2 class hrs
Prerequisites & Notes
(Prerequisites: P1 year of PharmD program or pharmaceutical and healthcare business major, and PA 335)