A Review of NICE Methods and Processes Across Health Technology Assessment Programmes: Why the Differences and What is the Impact?
Emma Cowles, Grace Marsden, Amanda Cole, Nancy Devlin
Appl Health Econ Health Policy | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: Decisions made by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) exert an influence on the allocation of resources within 'fixed' National Health Service budgets. Yet guidance for different types of health interventions is handled via different 'programmes' within NICE, which follow different methods and processes. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this research was to identify differences in the processes and methods of NICE health technology assessment programmes and to explore how these could impact on allocative efficiency within the National Health Service. METHODS: Data were extracted from the NICE technology appraisal programme, medical technologies guidance, diagn..View full abstract