NICE (UK's National Institute for Clinical Excellence) issues review protocol on ICDs (implantable cardioverter defibrillators) in NHS (National Health Service)
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK's National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published the research protocol for the review of its guidance on the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in the NHS, following a meeting of the review team with consultees last month. These included manufacturers Biotronik, ELA Medical, Guidant, Medtronic and St Jude Medical. The appraisal is being led by Jackie Bryant, senior research fellow at the Southampton Health Technology Assessment Centre (SHTAC). The result of the review is due to be published in September 2004.