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Health Economic Evaluations Database Now Available from EBSCO Publishing

~ Provides Comparative Analysis of Costs and Consequences of Medicines for Health Economists ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 9, 2012 — Health Economic Evaluations Database (HEED), a database containing information on studies of cost-effectiveness and other forms of economic evaluation of medicines, is now available from EBSCO Publishing. Initially developed as a joint initiative between the Office of Health Economics (OHE) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA), HEED provides comparative analysis of costs and consequences about medicines and other healthcare interventions from around the world for informed decision making.

Designed by health economists for health economists, the content in HEED provides users with comprehensive coverage of economic evaluations. The database includes over 46,000 selected records and bibliographies and data from more than 5,000 journals. HEED also includes, in bibliographic detail, entries from the Wellcome and Battelle databases of economic evaluation literature. Approximately 250 new references are added to HEED with each monthly update.

Comprised of economic evaluations from around the world, HEED is considered an international database and will appeal to health economists spanning the globe. This resource includes 1,500 English abstracts of non-English evaluations in the main languages (Russian, Korean, Japanese and Chinese).

HEED is available via EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. Users will find that by accessing HEED via EBSCOhost it offers the ability to customize their searches with a variety of search options and limiters and brings an intuitive approach to searching online databases.

Health Economic Evaluations Database joins a long list of multidisciplinary medical databases from EBSCO Publishing. More information about these databases can be found at:

About EBSCO Publishing
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