A NICE Fallacy

Muireann Quigley, John Harris

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A response is given to the claim by Claxton and Culyer, who stated that the policies of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) do not evaluate patients rather than treatments. The argument is made that the use of values such as quality of life and life-years is ethically dubious when used to choose which patients ought to receive treatments in the National Health Service (NHS).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-6
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007


  • Quality-Adjusted Life Years
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Humans
  • Government Agencies
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • National Health Programs
  • Great Britain
  • Health Care Rationing
  • Health Care Costs


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