Pharmacoeconomics education in WHO Eastern Mediterranean region

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Objective: To determine the extent of pharmacoeconomics education in Eastern Mediterranean Region schools of pharmacy. Methods: A survey containing questions about pharmacoeconomic education was sent to 164 schools of pharmacy in 22 Eastern Mediterranean countries via e-mail. Results: Of the 41 (31%) responding schools, 28 (68%) schools of pharmacy from 12 countries provided some level of pharmacoeconomics education during the 2012 academic year. The number of classroom hours in required courses covering pharmacoeconomics-related topics ranged from 2 to 60. h [mean (SD) = 27. h (16.8. h)]. Conclusion: The majority of responding Eastern Mediterranean Region schools of pharmacy offer pharmacoeconomics in their curriculum; however, the number of hours and topics dedicated to pharmacoeconomics varied widely among the schools.




Alefan, Q., AlImam, S., Mukattash, T., Mhaidat, N., Alabbadi, I., & Rascati, K. (2015). Pharmacoeconomics education in WHO Eastern Mediterranean region. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 7(6), 819–825.

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