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Understanding Pharmacoepidemiology / Edition 1

Understanding Pharmacoepidemiology / Edition 1

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

"I found this book useful and clear, and appropriate for beginners in the world of research and, specifically, pharmacoepidemiology. Students could easily learn from this book if used in a classroom setting, where the professor could use the discussion points and questions at the end of each chapter to evaluate student learning. While it reads like a textbook, it is far from boring or dry. 3 Stars."—Doody's Review Service

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071635004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/09/2010
Series: LANGE Clinical Science Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 197
Product dimensions: 9.42(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Author Profiles

Donna West, Ph.,Ph.D.

University of Mississippi

Chair of Pharmacy Administration

University, MS

Donna West-Strum most recently was associate professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy. The Germantown, Tenn., native earned her bachelor's degree in pharmacy, master's in pharmaceutical sciences and doctorate in pharmacy administration from UM. In 2007, she completed the Academic Leadership Fellows Program with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Her research interests focus on community pharmacy practice and using health behavior theories to study the provision, use and evaluation of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy. West-Strum has published more than 40 articles and presented more than 50 presentations at national meetings. She is active in the American Pharmacists
Association and the National Community Pharmacists Association. She was the faculty liaison for the NCPA chapter at UAMS and was named NCPA Chapter Adviser of the
Year in 2004. She edits the NCPA Digest, a comprehensive financial guide to community pharmacy.

Yi Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Mississippi

School of Pharmacy

Assistant Professor

University, MS

Dr. Yi Yang is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Administration at the University of Mississippi. Yang received her Ph.D from both the University of Tennessee and Peking Union Medical College. She received her M.D. from China Medical University, China.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Pharmacoepiedmiology

2. Principles of Epidemiology Applied to the Study of Medication Use

3. Study Designs for Pharmacoepidemiology

4. Using Secondary Data in Pharmacoepidemiology

5. Biostatistics and Pharmacoepidemiology

6. Other Methodological Issues

7. Evaluation of the Pharmaceoepidemiology Literature

8. Medication Utilization Patterns

9. Medication Safety and Pharmacovigilance

10. The FDA Perspective on Postmarket Drug Safety

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