Reform of NICE needed to boost its credibility

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 08 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1324
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The National Institute for Clinical Excellence risks losing further public confidence unless it becomes more explicit and open about how it arrives at decisions on whether drugs should be funded by the health service, the Consumers' Association has said.

    An inquiry carried out by the Consumers'Association found that many patient groups, some of which spend as much as £40000 ($56000) preparing their evidence for a drug appraisal, are frustrated …

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