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Challenges for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence

Maynard, A, Bloor, K (orcid.org/0000-0003-4852-9854) and Freemantle, N (2004) Challenges for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. BMJ. pp. 227-229. ISSN 1756-1833

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Rationing health care is inevitable, and NICE should inform NHS decision making. Adoption of new technologies by NHS clinicians should be informed by costs as well as effectiveness. The NHS needs better information from NICE on the equity implications of new and existing technologies. NICE appraisal should focus not only on service enhancement but also on withdrawal of existing ineffective or inefficient therapies. Giving NICE a real budget to fund its recommendations would encourage it to examine the effect of its decisions on the whole NHS.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2004 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Health Sciences (York)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2004
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2016 03:06
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/54

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