Challenges for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence

A Maynard, K Bloor, N Freemantle

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-229
Number of pages3
Issue number7459
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2004

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