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Letters Flash glucose monitoring devices

Flash glucose monitoring devices: CCG criteria are incoherent

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 17 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5203
  1. Stephen Black, data scientist
  1. Black Box Data Science, Biggleswade SG18 0QA, UK

The incoherent criteria written by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) for access to FreeStyle Libre are far more worrying than the resulting postcode lottery as they will severely damage our ability to make better decisions in the future.1

Few of the criteria make any sense. They look like a set of clinical excuses cooked up after a financial decision to prescribe FreeStyle Libre as little as possible. …

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