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Lack of agreement forces NICE to pause publication of ME/CFS guideline

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: (Published 17 August 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n2046
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has paused the planned publication of its updated guideline on the diagnosis and management of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) to allow it to deal with concerns raised by professionals ahead of its publication.

In a statement issued on 17 August 2021, the day the guideline was expected to be published, NICE said, “Because of issues raised during the pre-publication period with the final guideline, we need to take time to consider …

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