About this Research Topic
Evidence-based medicine informing clinical practice and public health policy decision-making is well-documented in literature. However, the role of medication use, access to, and impact on patients’ clinical outcomes and economic burden has received less attention.
Access to and impact of medications are a massive public health problem, especially in the United States, its solutions require the collaboration of highly multidisciplinary, evidence-based research. Clinical value of medication or service is an integral part of the traditional clinical-based outcomes, which can be further strengthened along with more contemporary measures of economic efficiency and quality. This integrated approach of evidence-based medicine provides evidence for clinical practice to optimize the allocation of health care resources.
There are variety of ways to provide evidence-based medicine to inform clinical practice to achieve the best patients’ outcomes possible. The goal of this Research Topic is to provide evidence-based medicine through assessing clinical effectiveness and economic burden of medicines that matter to decisionmakers.
We welcome contributions on a range of evidence-based medicine on but not limited to:
· Comparative effectiveness research on clinical effectiveness of medicine use, access, and affordability;
· Pharmacoeconomic research to compare pharmaceutical products and treatment strategies to optimize allocation of health care resources;
· Economic burden of conditions and diseases among older population;
· Meta-analysis to summarize the best evidence-based medicine available in the literature;
· Patient-reported outcomes and quality of life in older patients;
· Health care reform for better access to medicine;
This Research Topic welcomes all article types available in Frontiers in Public Health including Original Research, Systematic Review, Perspective, Editorial and Study Protocol.
Submissions are encouraged from all types of public health systems from across the globe, with a focus on aging research, comparing countries with different healthcare systems. Abstract submission is optional.
Keywords: Clinical effectiveness, Pharmacoeconomics, medication, economic burden
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.