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Introducing new health interventions: Diagnostics is the Cinderella of health technology assessment

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 26 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:235
  1. Peter N Furness, consultant histopathologist (
  1. 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.13 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) shares this blindspot.

    The importance of diagnostics has …

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