Databases

Adis PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News 1994- . Chester, U.K.: Adis International Limited. Daily. Adis PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News is a full text database and is the online equivalent to the weekly newsletter of the same name. It presents up-to-date analyses on world pharmacoeconomics and healthcare outcomes news, views, and practical application. More than 2000 major international medical, biomedical, and pharmacoeconomic journals are routinely scanned for inclusion. Available online.

Health Economics Evaluations Database (HEED) 1992- . London, U.K.: Office of Health Economics (OHE) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Associations (IFPMA). Monthly. URL: http://www.ohe-heed. com. HEED is a database of economic evaluations in health care that contains information on studies of cost-effectiveness and other forms of economic evaluation of medicines, other treatments, and medical interventions.

MEDLINE® 1965- . Bethesda, MD, U.S.A. National Library of Medicine. Daily. MEDLINE provides specific indexing terms to retrieve pharmacoeconomic information. The descriptor ECONOMICS-PHARMACEUTICAL (MeSH tree number N03-219-390; synonyms: pharmaceutical-economics and pharmacoeconomics) was adopted in 1994 and will retrieve entries as defined in its scope note: Economic aspects of the fields of pharmacy and pharmacology as they apply to the development and study of medical economics in rational drug therapy and the impact of pharmaceuticals on the cost of medical care. Pharmaceutical economics also includes the economic considerations of the pharmaceutical care delivery system and in drug prescribing, particularly of cost-benefit values. [From J Res Pharm Econ 1989; 1(1):PharmacoEcon 1992:1(1)].

Entries were previously indexed under the following headings: Economics (1966-1979), Pharmacy (1966-1979), and Pharmacy/economics (1980-1993).

EMBASE 1974-. Netherlands, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science BV. Weekly. EMBASE added the descriptor pharmacoeco-nomics (synonyms: economics, pharmaceutical, and pharma-coeconomic-analysis) to their EMTREE vocabulary in 1995. EMTREE equivalent code: N4-680, N7-680.

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