Guidelines versus the real world
In this article, the author reviews the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) appraisal system of combined Health Technology Assessments (HTAs) and Single Technology Appraisals (STAs) and wonders whether the committee’s advice bears any relation to how clinicians approach the difficult decisions that face them when prescribing a long-term therapy for an individual patient with a chronic condition such as plaque psoriasis.
Dermatology in practice 2007; 15(1): 16–18
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