Jan 18, 2021  
Graduate & Pharmacy Catalog 2013-2014 
Graduate & Pharmacy Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHR 3221 - Pharmacoeconomics

1 Credit Hours
This course provides an overview of economic factors that influence medication therapy decisions in contemporary health systems and payment for medication-related services. Particular emphasis is placed on the cost-effectiveness of prescription drug therapy in relation to health outcomes for specific conditions. Students gain experience in objectively reviewing the results of health outcome studies and the validity of manufacturers’ promotional literature from a pharmacoeconomic perspective. The economics of prescription reimbursement are explored for a variety of third-party payers, including managed care organizations, private health insurance plans, and government programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid.

Prerequisite: PHR 2102 , PHR 2223 , PHR 3103 

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