25 Feb, 14 | by BMJ
Recent headlines have indicated NICE’s displeasure at how it has been asked to implement value based pricing. The stories are based on a paper, “Value based assessment of health technologies,” which was considered by the NICE board on 22 January.
The paper proposed two main changes:
a) an alternative approach to the Wider Social Benefit proposed by the Department of Health, based on “the shortfall in the ability of people to contribute to society as a result of their disease or condition.”
b) incorporation of burden of illness based also on the “shortfall.” more…