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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE): How Does It Work and What Are the Implications for the U.S.? (Executive Summary)

A study commissioned by the National Pharmaceutical Council examines key learnings from the U.K.'s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), the organization that provides guidance to the National Health Service on the clinical and economic effects of various medical treatments. The study's authors, Dr. Michael Drummond and co-authors at the London School of Economics, provide an overview of NICE and present their conclusions about what the U.K.'s experiences mean for establishing a more formalized system for collecting comparative effectiveness information in the United States.

The full report is also available on NPC’s website.

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CER Tweets of the Week: Improving Patient Care Remains Hot Topic (July 14 - 18)

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) and the role of big data in improving patient care continued to be hot topics among comparative effectiveness research...
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: Patient-Generated Data, Value-Based Payment Programs & Impact of CER (July 7 - 11)

Which issues attracted comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders’ attention this week in the Twitterverse? ...
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#TBT: Consumer-Directed Health Plans & Employers’ Decision-Making

As part of our “Throwback Thursday” blog series, we’re taking a look at a topic that’s currently in the news and tagging it with previous...
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CER Tweets of the Week: Evidence-Based Medicine & #PCORI Advisory Panels (June 30th – July 4th)

What was trending among comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders on Twitter this week? Dialogue comparing evidence-based medicine with...
Press Release

NPC Annual Stakeholder Survey: Comparative Effectiveness Research Is Important, But Impact on Health Care Decision-Making Is Still on the Horizon

(Washington, DC, May 19, 2014)—A new survey of health care stakeholders reveals continued optimism for the use of comparative effectiveness research...
Press Release

CER Collaborative Improving Health Outcomes Through New Comparative Evidence Tools

(Washington, DC, March 24, 2014)—Three peer-reviewed articles published in Value in Health offer important guidance to aid formulary decision-makers...
Press Release

NPC, UMD Study: Factors That Cause Different Treatment Responses Are Not Well Understood or Studied

Washington, DC, November 4, 2013—Although researchers and health care providers widely recognize that individuals with stage IV prostate cancer react...
Press Release

National Pharmaceutical Council Statement on Appointment of PCORI Board Chair

Washington, DC, September 19, 2013—The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today released the following statement regarding the Government...
Commentary and Testimony Page

The State of CER and the Environment for Health Care Decision Making

This month, NPC released its third annual survey on stakeholders’ views on comparative effectiveness research (CER), “The State of Comparative...
Commentary and Testimony Page

Keeping Our Eye on the CER Ball

Until the cherry blossoms begin to bloom later next month, most of the water cooler conversations in Washington will focus on the federal budget....
Commentary and Testimony Page

Leveling the Playing Field? Could a Landmark Decision Alter the CER Communications Landscape?

A growing chorus of voices is publicly sharing data on the effectiveness of treatment options, but one viewpoint has long been shut out of key areas...
Commentary and Testimony Page

Living Up to Its Name? The Role of Patient-Centered Research

Anyone who has ever received bad news from his or her health care provider or held a loved one’s hand when a diagnosis was delivered can understand...
YouTube Videos

Health Technology Assessments and Specialty Medications

David Grainger, senior director, global public policy, Eli Lilly and Company, says that there are often challenges in conducting health technology...
YouTube Videos

Differences in Global Health Technology Assessment

David Grainger, senior director, global public policy, Eli Lilly and Company, describes how health technology assessment (HTA) informs policy and...
YouTube Videos

Incorporating Patient Views Into Health Technology Assessments

David Grainger, senior director, global public policy, Eli Lilly and Company, explains that many health technology assessments are incorporating...
YouTube Videos

Real-World Impact of Comparative Effectiveness Research Findings on Clinical Practice

National Pharmaceutical Council Chief Science Officer Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD, discusses a peer-reviewed study suggesting that changes are needed...
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: Improving Patient Care Remains Hot Topic (July 14 - 18)

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) and the role of big data in improving patient care continued to be hot topics among comparative effectiveness research...
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: Patient-Generated Data, Value-Based Payment Programs & Impact of CER (July 7 - 11)

Which issues attracted comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders’ attention this week in the Twitterverse? ...
Blog Post

#TBT: Consumer-Directed Health Plans & Employers’ Decision-Making

As part of our “Throwback Thursday” blog series, we’re taking a look at a topic that’s currently in the news and tagging it with previous...
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: Evidence-Based Medicine & #PCORI Advisory Panels (June 30th – July 4th)

What was trending among comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders on Twitter this week? Dialogue comparing evidence-based medicine with...

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