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Accounting for input

Why NICE put the kibosh on including patients on appraisal committees

October 17, 2016 7:00 AM UTC

More than many HTA bodies, NICE has a reputation for seeking patient input throughout the process of conducting a health technology appraisal. But patient groups say it isn't clear whether or how this input affects decisions, and they want to have more say about what drugs get recommended for coverage on the NHS.

So far, the agency is not inclined to give patients a seat at the decision-making table...