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Cost-effectiveness and fairness in health care: NICE appraisals

Chang, Li-cheng (2012) Cost-effectiveness and fairness in health care: NICE appraisals. Public Money & Management, 32 (5). pp. 343-348. ISSN 0954-0962. (doi:10.1080/09540962.2012.703418) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:45980)

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Appraisals by the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) examine clinical and cost-effectiveness to determine whether medical interventions should be publicly funded by the National Health Service (NHS). NICE's evaluations are attracting increasing debate about the tension between efficiency and equity. This article, using the case of renal cell cancer, argues that NICE is not only concerned with maximized aggregate welfare, but also with its social obligations to protect the less advantaged members of society. The English experience is likely to have international implications in terms of evaluating the benefits of new medical treatments.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09540962.2012.703418
Uncontrolled keywords: Cost-effectiveness, NICE, NHS, QALY
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Li-cheng Chang
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2014 17:03 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:18 UTC
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