Introducing new health interventions: Diagnostics is the Cinderella of health technology assessmentBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7535.235-b (Published 26 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:235
- Peter N Furness, consultant histopathologist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Leicester General Hospital, Leicester LE5 4PW
Editor—The several papers on evaluating new healthcare interventions omit any mention of a crucial sector of health care: diagnostics.1–3 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) shares this blindspot.
The importance of diagnostics has …