Economic Evaluation in Genomic Medicine

Economic Evaluation in Genomic Medicine

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Economic Evaluation in Genomic Medicine introduces health economics and economic evaluation to genomic clinicians and researchers, while also introducing the topic to health economists.

Each chapter includes an executive summary, questions, and case studies, along with supplementary online materials, including process guides, maps, flow charts, diagrams, and economic evaluation spreadsheets to enhance the learning process.

The text can easily be used as course material for related graduate and undergraduate courses, providing a succinct overview of the existing, state-of-the-art application of economic evaluation to genomic healthcare and precision medicine.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 10.16mm | 294.83g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128014970
  • 9780128014974
  • 2,119,436

Table of contents

1. Economic evaluation in healthcare: Evidence-based medicine and evidence-based health economics
2. Genomic Medicine today: an introduction for health economists
3. Economic evaluation and genomic medicine: What can they learn from each other?
4. Introduction to the technical issues of economic evaluation
5. Advanced methodological aspects in the economic evaluation
6. Economic evaluation in the genomic era: Some examples from the field
7. Special requirements for economic evaluation and health technology assessment in genomic medicine
8. A new methodological approach for cost-effectiveness analysis in Genomic Medicine
9. Conclusions and future perspectives
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Review quote

"...provides a useful introduction to health economics for non-specialists interested in how it can be applied to genomics, and the relevance of this on policy, reimbursement, and availability of diagnostics and related therapies." --European Journal of Human Genetics, Economic Evaluation in Genomic Medicine
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About Christina Mitropoulou

Dr. George Patrinos is an Associate Professor at the University of Patras School of Health Sciences (Department of Pharmacy) in Patras, Greece with Adjunct positions in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates. His research interests span the fields of molecular diagnostics, high-throughput mutation screening, the development of online mutation diagnostic tools, and the implementation of genomics in healthcare, particularly for health systems in developing countries. George Patrinos has published more than 170 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals on topics related to genetics, genomic medicine, pharmacogenomics, molecular diagnostics, and social and economic evaluation for genomic medicine. Dr. Patrinos is also the co-author of Economic Evaluation in Genomic Medicine (2015) and co-Editor of Molecular Diagnostics, Second Edition (2009), both published by Elsevier, and serves as Communicating Editor for the journal Human Mutation. Additionally, he is co-organizer of the international meeting series "Golden Helix Symposia" and "Golden Helix Pharmacogenomics Days".
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