America’s “NICE”?

Date: March 12, 2018
Journal: Health Affairs
Citation: Neumann PJ, Cohen JT. “America’s “NICE”?, " Health Affairs Blog, March 12, 2018.


“The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America 

Is the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) becoming the United States’ counterpart to England’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the organization that evaluates the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of health strategies for that country’s health system? If so, what questions does that raise? 

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