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Which one of the following is true of partial pharmacoeconomic evaluations?

Which one of the following is true of partial pharmacoeconomic evaluations?

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A. Partial evaluations should be performed as components of full economic evaluations
B. Partial evaluations assess all-important components necessary for a complete pharmacoeconomic analysis
C. Partial evaluations may provide a description of the costs, or consequences, of competing alternatives
D. Partial evaluations compare the costs and consequences of two treatments
Asked by Lucy, Last updated: Dec 26, 2018

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W. Pratt

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W. PrattMarketing Analyst, MBA, Lincoln
Marketing Analyst, MBA, Lincoln

Answered on Dec 26, 2018

Based on my research, the best answer here is answer C: partial evaluations may provide a description of the costs, or consequences, of competing alternatives. This is basically the first step in researching which drug therapy would be best for a certain situation.

A full evaluation should be done, but this might be enough to eliminate something as too expensive or too risky. I must repeat: it might be enough to eliminate an option. If a partial evaluation only looks at the costs and consequences, it would be worth it to look into side effects of the drugs as well, which a full evaluation may take into account.

This is a good place to start, but more research should be done, even into the ones you may not use.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 09, 2016

Partial evaluations may provide a description of the costs, or consequences, of competing alternatives-although partial economic evaluations may serve as a useful starting point in outlining or describing the costs or consequences of drug therapy, they are not a component of a full assessment (answer a). a full economic assessment necessitates evaluation of both the costs and consequences of competing alternatives. in the absence of a full evaluation, a partial evaluation may provide some insight into important cost and outcome parameters for a given disease state, but should never serve as the basis for selection of an alternative.
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