NICE guidance on laparoscopic surgery for inguinal hernias: NICE evaluation has data shortage and short analysis period

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7399.1144-b (Published 22 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1144
  1. James Ryan, health economist (James.Ryan@maoivalues.com),
  2. James Piercy, health economist
  1. Mapi Values Limited, Adelphi Mill, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5JB
  2. Adelphi Group, Adelphi Mill

    EDITOR—The article by Bloor et al on the impact of NICE guidance for inguinal hernia repair opens an essential debate.1 To be confident in the results, however, it would have been useful to know the procedure and diagnosis codes used by the authors in their analysis. This would allow …

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