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Understanding Pharmacoepidemiology
Understanding Pharmacoepidemiology

Understanding Pharmacoepidemiology, 1st Edition

ISBN10: 0071766677 | ISBN13: 9780071766678
By Donna West-Strum and Yi Yang
© 2011

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A concise introduction to the study of medication utilization and safety in large populations of people

Understanding Pharmacoepidemiology is a clear, engagingly written roadmap to mastering the important concepts and methods of pharmacoepidemiology. It explains what pharmacoepidemiology is, how pharmacoepidemiology studies are conducted, and how to interpret findings. You will learn the importance of pharmacoepidemiology, basic terminology used in research, and the data sources, study designs, and statistical analyses employed in pharmacoepidemiology research. Upon completing Understanding Pharmacoepidemiology you will have a better understanding of how to evaluate the associations between medication utilization and outcomes.

Each chapter includes these valuable learning aids:

  • A list of learning objectives
  • Case studies or examples
  • Discussion questions
  • Tables and Figures
You will also find a glossary of important words and terms.

The content you need to understand the concepts and methods of pharmacoepidemiology:
Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology: Principles of Epidemiology Applied to the Study of Medication Use, Study Designs in Pharmacoepidemiology: Using Secondary Data in Pharmacoepidemiology; Biostatistics and Pharmacoepidemiology: Other Methodological Issues; Evaluation of Pharmacoepidemiology Literature; Medication Utilization Patterns; Medication Safety and Pharmacovigilance; and FDA Perspectives on Post-market Drug Safety.

Part 1; Chapter 1. What is pharmacoepi; Chapter 2. Why is pharmacoepi important (Importance to pharmacy practice); Chapter 3. Principles of epidemiology applied to the study of drug use; Chapter 4. Study Designs (Observational study, Experimental study, Case report, Meta-analysis); Chapter 5. Data Sources (Pharmacy claims data, Validity of data, Defining exposure, Defining outcomes); Chapter 6. Medication Safety Pharmacovig (Use of pharmacoepi to study beneficial drug effects, Use of pharmacoepi to study adverse drug effects); Chapter 7. Continual Monitoring for Unwanted Drug Effects (Post-marketing surveillance); Chapter 8. Applications in Pharmacy Practice; Part 2; Chapter 9. Medication Adherence; Chapter 10. Statistics in Pharmacoepi; Chapter 11. International Perspective (global drug surveillance); Chapter 12. Other Methodological Issues (Causality, Confounding); Chapter 13. Future Issues; Part 3; Chapter 14. Case Studies or Examples; Chapter 15. Learning Objectives; Glossary; Q & A, Questions; Discussion Questions

About the Author

Donna West-Strum

Yi Yang

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