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Volume 22, Issue 3 - Health Economics and Market Access

Health economists and medical writers: Collaboration or collision?

Abstract

Medical writers are perceived by many health economists to be incompetent in health economics writing. Medical writers need to abolish this common perception, and so must develop an understanding of cost-effectiveness, cost-utility, and other health economic concepts. To be accepted as useful members of the publications team, medical writers must also adapt to and understand health economists and their needs. Health economics research is often poorly communicated and medical writers can make a great deal of difference in this increasingly important area.

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