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Activity Dates: 01/09/2018 - 12/31/2019

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Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner or other healthcare professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients, we invite you to participate in this online course.

Session Summary

This self-study course focuses on understanding and interpreting pharmacoeconomic studies. Using a comprehensive outline, learners will understand the difference between efficacy and effectiveness studies and the different types of pharmacoeconomic studies. Focus will be placed on the different types of outcomes, the features of decision and sensitivity analysis, the key features of meta-analyses and the common statistical analyses included in a meta-analysis.

Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course. (sign in first)
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date. (sign in first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (sign in first)
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date. (sign in first)
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (sign in first)

This course is provided online at and is available to participants through the course expiration date. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at

Faculty Information and Disclosures


Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the unique, core components of a pharmacoeconomic analysis.
  2. Describe the differences between the four primary perspectives from which a pharmacoeconomic analysis can be conducted.
  3. Contrast four economic evaluation methods commonly applied to pharmacy practice in today's healthcare settings, including the different outcomes that are employed by each method.
  4. Describe an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio.
  5. Distinguish between a systematic review and a meta-analysis.
  6. Outline key features of a meta-analysis and how the data are analyzed.
  7. Describe the essential features of humanistic outcome measures including health status, patient satisfaction, work outcomes, and patient-based assessments.
  8. Compare and contrast decision trees and Markov modeling for pharmacoeconomic analysis.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 01/09/2018 - 12/31/2019
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.5
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-18-005-H04-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This course provides 1.5 contact hours of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming.