Pharmacoeconomics is a new word but decisions about which treatments are available within any health care system have always been influenced by the availability of resources. Today, the economics of care and treatment are major issues for governments and health services throughout the world. This is the first text to provide an authoritative economic evaluation of the use of drugs in psychiatry. The authors have reviewed the world literature on the subject and include all the most recent data. The book provides pragmatic but scientifically robust reviews of the pharmacoeconomic aspects of drug prescribing in order to improve clinical practice. With the ultimate aim of ensuring that resources are used to the best effect and thus improve the health and quality of life of people with mental health problems, this practical handbook is an important text for psychiatrists and GPs, as well as for health service providers and managers.
Pharmacoeconomics in Psychiatry