Letters NICE behaviour

QALYs in the community

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39325.446019.3A (Published 13 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:527
  1. Andrew N Bamji, consultant rheumatologist
  1. Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, Kent DA14 6LT
  1. bamji{at}btinternet.com

    One of the major concerns of rheumatologists (who have been involved with submissions to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for a series of expensive drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory joint diseases) is “what is contained in a QALY assessment.”1 The answer, …

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