Pharmacoeconomics: theory and practice
№1, 2015, Vol.3
The article presents the methodological basics of the effectiveness analysis in pharmacoeconomic studies of medicinal drugs or health technologies. In particular, the main challenge that researchers face is the defining criterionof the effec tiveness of the evaluated alternatives is described. What is more, main positive and negative sides of using surrogate and final performance criteria, as well as provide methodological recommendations for their selection and evaluation.