UK NICE far from perfect, says health economist

December 2006
PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;12/2/2006, Issue 517, p2
A reprint of the article "Economic Evaluation and Decision Making in the UK," by Martin J. Buxton in a 2006 issue of "PharmacoEconomics" is presented. It contends that there are significant problems in the decision-making process of Great Britain's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). It criticizes the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio threshold of NICE. It explains the difficulty or unwillingness of several local health services to fully implement NICE guidance.


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