National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). HTA rhyme and reason?

TitleNational Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). HTA rhyme and reason?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsTaylor R
JournalInternational journal of technology assessment in health care
Volume18
Issue2
Pagination166-70
Date Published2002 Spring
ISSN0266-4623
KeywordsAcademies and Institutes; Cost-benefit analysis; Decision Making; England; Evidence-Based Medicine; Humans; Policy Making; State Medicine; Technology Assessment, Biomedical; Wales
AbstractThe technology appraisal program of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) was established on April 1, 1999. Its role is to advise the NHS in England and Wales on the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and service impact of new and emerging as well as established healthcare technologies. This paper describes the role of HTA in the NICE technology appraisal process, discusses some of the challenges of the use of HTA in national policy making, and considers some of the potential ways forward.
Alternate JournalInt J Technol Assess Health Care