Economic aspects of the fields of pharmacology and pharmacy as they apply to the development and study of Pharmaceutical Economics in rational drug therapy and the impact of pharmaceuticals on the cost of medical care. Includes instruction in health economics, pharmaco economics, health care systems, health care organization and management, statistics and biostatistics, outcomes research, health care policy, pharmacy services, and pharmaceutical industry operations. the economic considerations of the pharmaceutical care delivery system and in drug prescribing, particularly of cost-benefit values. The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
Last date updated on July, 2014