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NICE does consider patient views

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 17 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b652
  1. Marcia Kelson, associate director, Patient and Public Involvement Programme1,
  2. Carole Longson, director, Centre for Health Technology Evaluation1,
  3. Peter Littlejohns, clinical and public health director1
  1. 1National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), London WC1 6NA
  1. Marcia.kelson{at}

    Speight and Reaney’s article suggests that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) does not take patients’ views into account.1 A cursory review of its website and process and technical manuals shows that the authors are wrong and their conclusions based on factual inaccuracies.2 3

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