How health economics will improve clinical trials to maximize health

Postgraduate Thesis uoadl:3364543 7 Read counter

Specialty Economics of Health and Service Administration
Library of the Faculty of Economics and of the Faculty of Business Administration
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Tsalkani Maria
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Κοτσόπουλος Νικόλαος, Ακαδημαϊκός Υπότροφος, Τμήμα Οικονομικών Επιστημών, ΕΚΠΑ
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Πως τα οικονομικά της υγείας θα βελτιώσουν τις κλινικές μελέτες για να μεγιστοποιήσουν την υγεία
Translated title:
How health economics will improve clinical trials to maximize health
In today's era, it is becoming more important to use resources efficiently as the global burden of disease increases and so do the prices of health care. Optimal health outcomes are the ultimate goal for everyone involved in the healthcare system, including clinicians, policy makers and patients. Applying health economics to clinical trials is one way to improve care delivery and maximize health outcomes for all involved.
The purpose of this research is to explore how health economics contributes to clinical trials. Consequently, the research questions that arise and will attempt to be answered are how health economics is combined with clinical trials, and how health economics contributes to improving clinical trials in order to maximize the health good.
The above purpose will be achieved by performing a targeted literature review. The review begins with a clear definition of key concepts and proceeds with an overview of the role, current application and challenges of health economics in clinical trials. It includes a synthesis of several important clinical studies that have used health economics, such as the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT), the ISCHEMIA Trial and the CAPRIE Trial. Further, the review presents case studies that demonstrate the benefits of integrating health economics into clinical trials, leading to maximized health outcomes, increased efficiency and better consideration of the patient's perspective. Despite the obvious advantages, the review also highlights the limitations of the current research, providing opportunities for future research to enhance the integration of health economics into clinical trials.
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Social, Political and Economic sciences
Health Economics, Clinical Trials, Maximizing Health Outcomes, Cost-Effectiveness, Patient Perspective, Quality of Life, Financial Health Assessment, Health Decision Making.
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