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NICE to start assessing diagnostic and treatment procedures

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 22 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:412
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Doctors and the public are being asked to take part in a groundbreaking new scheme to assess the safety and efficacy of all new procedures used for diagnosis or treatment in the health service.

    The world's first system to register, codify, assess, and issue guidance on interventional procedures was launched last week by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. The programme incorporates the previous voluntary system of the Safety and Efficacy Register for New Interventional Procedures (SERNIP), established in …

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