Special Issue "Economic Evaluation of Pharmacy Services"

A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787). This special issue belongs to the section "Pharmacy Practice and Practice-Based Research".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 603

Special Issue Editors

School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
Interests: health economics; community pharmacy; antimicrobial resistance; pharmacogenomics; medicines value
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Prof. Dr. David Wright
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Guest Editor
School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
Interests: provision of pharmaceutical care for older people; development and evaluation of complex interventions
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Although every healthcare system operates slightly differently, the fundamental principles of having a finite amount of resources are the same regardless of country. Payors of healthcare services (government, insurers) need to not only know whether an intervention is effective, but also whether it provides value for money from the perspective of the payor. Decisions around use of healthcare resources should be underpinned by robust arguments and good data. Along with other healthcare professionals, pharmacy practice researchers must routinely include these considerations within any research to evaluate an intervention.

Within this Special Issue, we are looking for studies that involve evaluations of cost effectiveness, cost analysis, and cost consequence, alongside discussion papers on how to enhance the quality of economic evaluations within pharmacy practice. We would also like to consider systematic reviews of different interventions assessing their cost effectiveness, as well as thematic analyses of the current literature to provide greater insight into which costs to collect and how best to collect them.

This Special Issue will help to shine the spotlight on the development of better evidence of the cost effectiveness of pharmacy services to help inform practice. Pharmacy needs to change, and evidence of better value will support funding to help drive this change.

Prof. Dr. Tracey Thornley
Prof. Dr. David Wright
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Pharmacy is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Community pharmacy
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Cost analysis
  • Cost consequence
  • Quality improvement
  • Impact analysis
  • Quality of evidence
  • Evidence into practice

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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