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The evaluation and provision of effective medicines

Michael D. Rawlins

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.020401

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The evaluation and provision of effective medicines

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As more new medicines become available, often at a premium price, it has become imperative for individual practitioners, institutions and health care systems to assess whether they represent good value for money. Are they an improvement on existing treatments, either in terms of improved efficacy or safety? And, if so, do they represent a cost effective use of health care resources?...

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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