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Direct to Consumer Advertising for Pharmaceuticals: Research Amid the Controversy

In: The Elgar Companion to Health Economics, Second Edition

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  • W. David Bradford
  • Andrew N. Kleit

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This comprehensive collection brings together more than 50 contributions from some of the most influential researchers in health economics. It authoritatively covers theoretical and empirical issues in health economics, with a balanced range of material on equity and efficiency in health care systems, health technology assessment and issues of concern for developing countries. This thoroughly revised second edition is expanded to include four new chapters, while all existing chapters have been extensively updated.

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  • W. David Bradford & Andrew N. Kleit, 2012. "Direct to Consumer Advertising for Pharmaceuticals: Research Amid the Controversy," Chapters, in: Andrew M. Jones (ed.), The Elgar Companion to Health Economics, Second Edition, chapter 31, Edward Elgar Publishing.
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