International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care

General Essays

Why is the Pharmaceutical Industry Investing Increasing Amounts in Health Economic Evaluations?

Fredrik Anderssona1

a1 Astra Hässle AB

Abstract

Over the last few years, the pharmaceutical industry has financed an increasing number of health economic evaluations. The purpose of this article is to describe how and why the pharmaceutical industry is applying health economic evaluations. Seven different fields of application are identified, and the varying reasons for use are discussed.