The discipline of pharmacoeconomics combines cost and effect components of care in order to make the most optimal care decisions both at macro-economic (global, societal) as well as at micro-economic (patient-centered) level.

The Special Interest Group of Pharmacoeconomics of ESCP is built upon the following ideas:

  • awareness of the fact that pharmacoeconomics is choosing the best health care option - which is not always the cheapest one - leaving less favorable options in the closet
  • thinking with a critical pharmacoeconomic mood:  “if the effort is not in balance with the output, then we should rethink the strategy”
  • pharmacoeconomics is a way to restructure treatment choices, both looking at cost and effect of a given treatment
  • convincing others of the cost-effectiveness of clinical pharmacy.   

If you are an ESCP member, use your password to visit the SIG page pharmacoeconomics and find out more of the previous and upcoming activities.  

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The European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) is an organization that promotes, supports, implements and advances education, practice and research in clinical pharmacy in order to optimize outcomes for patients and society.

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