The value of pharmaceuticals--some direction for employers.

Ron Z. Goetzel, Ronald J. Ozminkowski, David C. Schutt

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The costs of drugs keep rising. Are they worth it? Employers should consider value over cost, and make decisions based on diagnostics and research. They should thoroughly examine their organizations' experience to determine high-priority health conditions and do cost-effectiveness studies (using experienced consultants if necessary) that focus on all of the consequences of conditions and indicate the best medical and pharmaceutical therapies to treat them. Doing so should produce both human and financial dividends.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
JournalEmployee benefits journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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