EVALUATION OF A PHARMACOECONOMICS STUDY;
Locate an economic evaluation article in a health care journal (i.e. JAMA, JAPhA, BMJ). The title of the article must contain the words “cost effectiveness” and refer to an economic evaluation. Use your article to briefly answer the following questions (3-page maximum). Attach a copy of the article used for this assignment.
Objectives: Is at least one of the objectives quantifiable?
Perspective: Who is affected by the treatment/program? Whose perspective was adopted? Whose
perspective could be adopted?
Alternatives: Are all the relevant alternatives included in the article? List alternatives excluded from the study.
Type of Analysis: What type of analysis was used for the study? What other types of analysis could be used?
Costs: Taken into account the perspective of the study, were all the costs of that perspective included in the study? List costs excluded in the study.
Outcomes : Taken into account the perspective of the study, were all the outcomes of that perspective included in the study? List outcomes excluded from the study.
Sample Selection: Is there a statistical determination of the sample size included in the study?
Data Collection: Is the article a prospective or a retrospective study?
Time Horizon: Is the time horizon long enough to capture all the differential effects of the alternatives?
Adjustments for Timing of Costs and Outcomes: Is the discount rate indicated in the study and the choice of rate justified? Are both costs and outcomes discounted?
Sensitivity Analysis: Is there uncertainty about the validity of cost and outcomes in the study? Did the authors perform a sensitivity analysis?
Ethics: Is there any ethical concern discussed in the study? In your opinion, should any ethical concern be discussed in the study? Why?
Conclusions: Are the conclusions justifiable and in accordance with the results of the study? Are the conclusions generalizable to all patients?
Overall Opinion: What is your overall opinion about the quality of the article? Explain?
Project Deadline: November 24. Late submission will cause 25% reduction in the overall project grade.
Grading: You will be graded on the overall quality of the project you submit and the depth of your analysis of the information. The project is 20% of your overall grade in the class.
Notice: the course is health economic so it’s part of health+ economic.Please follow the instruction exactly I don’t have time to ask for a revision and Also I need first draft before the deadline to clear up everything,
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