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Drug-eluting stents for the treatment of coronary artery disease: NICE technology appraisal guidance
  1. A Messori,
  2. S Trippoli
  1. Laboratory of Pharmacoeconomics of the Italian Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Milan, Italy
  1. Dr A Messori, c/o Pharmaceutical Service, Italy; andreamessori{at}

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To the editor: The guidance on drug-eluting stents by Richarson et al1is a typical application of the value-based approach that NICE systematically uses to examine costs and benefits of innovative treatments.

In countries like Italy, where national regulatory agencies do not use any value-based approach in their approval process, appraisals on whether or not innovative interventions are value for money are left to individual researchers …

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