TITLE

Consensus emerges on need for US agency similar to NICE

AUTHOR(S)
Roehr, Bob
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);7/19/2008, Vol. 337 Issue 7662, p137
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a call for the creation of a national agency in the United States that was issued by attendees at a conference on integrity in science held in Washington, D.C. on July 11, 2008. The proposed agency would provide data on the effectiveness of medical treatments in the country, would have an annual budget of between four and six billion dollars and would be funded in theory by a 0.5% tax or fee on all healthcare payments, which would generate an estimated five billion dollars annually.
ACCESSION #
33358732

 

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