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The latest news from the DSU


Value based pricing / assessment
4 DSU reports on the implementation of value based pricing (now value based assessment)

Mapping of EQ-5D
Publication: A comparison of direct and indirect methods for the estimation of health utilities from clinical outcomes (Sept 2013)

Regression methods
Publication: Good practice guidelines for the use of statistical regression models in economic evaluations (August 2013) 

Belimumab for lupus
DSU report: Belimumab (Benlysta) for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE): Eliciting estimates of long-term treatment discontinuation rates (published online July 2013)

Dapagliflozin for diabetes
3 DSU reports reviewing the manufacturer's economic analyses (published online June 2013)

Evidence synthesis TSD series
Publication: NICE DSU Technical Support Document (TSD) series on evidence synthesis for decision making (July 2013)

Utilities TSD series
Publication: Systematic searching and selection of health state utility values from the literature (June 2013)

Valuing health at the end of life
Publication: Valuing health at the end of life: an empirical study of public preferences (May 2013)


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