The DSU has been working to support NICE with the implementation of Value Based Pricing (now Value Based Assessment) in 2013 /14.
We have produced reports which consider the issues associated with implementing the Department of Health (DH) estimated values for Wider Societal Benefits into cost effectiveness models of the type typically submitted to NICE Appraisals (reports 1 and 2). We have also provided commentary and critical review of the DH proposals around “Burden of Illness” (report 3) and “Wider Societal benefits” (report 4).
DSU report 2. Incorporating wider societal benefits into estimates of cost per QALY: Case studies (Dec 2012)
The NICE consultation process for Value Based Assessment to create an addendum to the Guide to the methods of Technology Appraisals (consultation period 27 March to 20 June 2014)
Press release from NICE on results of the consultation (September 2014)
The DSU’s previous work on updating the NICE Methods Guide.