Abstract: Use of Databases for Health Resource Utilisation (HRU) and Cost Analyses in EU-5: Results from a Focused Literature Review

 

Abstract: Use of Databases for Health Resource Utilisation (HRU) and Cost Analyses in EU-5: Results from a Focused Literature Review

Databases are essential tools for pharmacoeconomic research. North America has large administrative claims, hospital, and electronic medical record (EMR) databases. Databases in Europe are scarcer, integrated primary and secondary care data are rare, and claims with corresponding cost values are largely nonexistent. Our objective was to explore the use of databases for HRU and cost analyses in EU-5 during the past 5 years.