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June 21, 2006

Cost-effectiveness Analysis in the United States

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2006;295(23):2722-2723. doi:10.1001/jama.295.23.2722-a

To the Editor: In their Special Communication, Drs Pearson and Rawlins1 discuss ways in which the United States could adapt the British National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to the US context. They are building on earlier suggestions by Woolf,2 Bailit,3 and others to create an independent organization to help policymakers assimilate best evidence, which is strongly supported by the Ethical Force Program.4

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