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Drug utilization research : Methods and applications.

Elseviers M., Wettermark B., Birna A. et al.
Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2016

Drug Utilization Research (DUR) is an eclectic scientific discipline, integrating descriptive and analytical methods for the quantification, understanding and evaluation of the processes of prescribing, dispensing and consumption of medicines and for the testing of interventions to enhance the quality of these processes. The discipline is closely related and linked mainly to the broader field of pharmacoepidemiology, but also to health outcomes research, pharmacovigilance and health economics. Drug Utilization Research is a unique, practical guide to the assessment and evaluation of prescribing practices and to interventions to improve the use of medicines in populations. Edited by an international expert team from the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE), DUR is the only title to cover both the methodology and applications of drug utilization research and covers areas such as health policy, specific populations, therapeutics and adherence.

Health system review : Netherlands.

Kroneman M., Boerma W., Van Der Berg M. et al.
Copenhague : Bureau Régional de l'Europe, 2016

The Dutch health system has been undergoing transformational reform since the mid-2000s. The 2006 reform introduced managed competition as a driving mechanism in health care. Ten years of gradual implementation have changed and continue to change the health care system and the role of stakeholders. A second major reform in long term care (2015) aimed to move citizens away from publicly provided care, urging citizens to be more selfreliant, while also placing broader responsibilities on municipalities. The new Dutch HiT provides an up-to-date assessment on both reforms, and the Dutch health system in general, and discusses important challenges for the future.




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