• Complicated Math Decides UK Patient Access to New Drugs

    The Citizens Council of the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), which provides public input into the Institute's work, has published its final report on a November 2011 meeting on the issue of how NICE should assess future costs and health benefits. The Council members' views on the issue of discounting -the way in which health benefits are valued and calculated over a very long period of time-will be used to guide the methods used by NI...