Rationing in the NHS

Rationing of drugs is not new within the NHS and, as a feature of most healthcare systems, it is not exclusive to the NHS either. With finite resources, the provision of comprehensive, clinically appropriate treatment to everyone with a health need is not possible and, as such, difficult choices need to be made. In England, […]

‘I hear the evidence bells a ringing. Systematic reviews are singing’

‘A 21st century clinician who cannot critically read a study is as unprepared as one who cannot take blood pressure or examine the cardiovascular system’ (Glasziou P et al, 2008).[1] At the end of last year, I was teaching as part of the module for the MSc in Applied Health Services Research at the University […]

NHS commissioning continues to evolve

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What is Bayesian statistics?

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What is payment by results?

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SAD – Seasonal affective disorder

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