NICE work: Nice tryBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7554.1394 (Published 08 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1394
- Sam Shuster (firstname.lastname@example.org), emeritus professor of dermatology
- University of East Anglia Medical School, Norwich
EDITOR—The reviews of NICE's (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) work1 and its frustrations2 miss the point: NICE has failed the objective of having “a leading role in healthcare priorities” because it cannot do otherwise.
The evidence of failure is bioeconomic: because new drugs risk physical and financial harm, recently shown …