Productivity Costs and non-Health Care Consumption Costs

PharmacoEconomics invites the submission of papers (original research, reviews, opinion and tutorial pieces) on estimating productivity costs and non-medical consumption costs, and the implications for health-related decision making, for a themed issue of the journal to be published at the end of 2022 and guest edited by Professors Werner Brouwer and Pieter van Baal.

We encourage papers from the perspectives from a variety of stakeholders including payers, health technology assessment bodies, health economists, employers, pharmaceutical industry, policy makers, patients and caregivers, and advocacy groups. Special patient population perspectives and papers developing or employing novel methods are particularly encouraged. Papers can be either methodological or applied.

Topics of interest include:

  • Applied papers on Disease Burden
  • Productivity Costs (Presenteeism and absenteeism)
  • Lost productivity of caregivers
  • Relationship between Productivity Loss and HRQOL
  • Applied papers on Consumption Costs
  • Estimates of non-medical costs (e.g. housing and food) in various patient populations
  • Impact of consumption on utility estimates
  • Impact of Productivity and Consumption Costs
  • Impact on cost effectiveness
  • Impact on decision making
  • Impact on valuation of health
  • Methodological Challenges and Unresolved Issues
  • Instrument selection
  • Development and validation of new instruments
  • Survey methods (self report, observation, online, etc)
  • Valuation methods
  • Compensation mechanisms and Multiplier-effects
  • Estimating workplace burden
  • Estimating the Friction Cost period
  • Do QALY’s capture benefits from nonmedical consumption and production?
  • Country specific considerations including LMIC
  • Impact of Covid
  • Transferability of estimates
  • Addressing Uncertainty

Please submit an abstract describing your proposed paper by March31st, 2022 to chris.carswell@springer.com. Full papers will be invited by April 30th 2022 and manuscripts due by September 15th  2022

PharmacoEconomics is published by Springer Nature. It is indexed in all major databases and has an Impact Factor of 4.98. Further journal metrics can be found here https://www.springer.com/journal/40273

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