Can NICE Be Nicer? In a World of Budget Constraints There Are No Easy Solutions

Michael Drummond, Corinna Sorenson

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A recent article comments on some of the shortcomings of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom. This counterpoint article discusses the key issues in more detail and suggests ways in which NICE might improve, given the difficulties in making resource allocation decisions under a budget contraint.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-636
Number of pages3
JournalValue in Health
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009


  • access to health care
  • health-care decision-makers
  • resource use
  • UK NHS

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