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MedTech-related health technology assessments from NIHR in November 2022
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds valuable independent research for health and social care decision-makers in England. Reports from the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme are published in the NIHR HTA Journal and inform NICE guidance.
In November 2022, one MedTech-related assessment was published in the NIHR HTA Journal:
- SeHCAT (tauroselcholic [75selenium] acid) for the investigation of bile acid diarrhea in adults assessment based on a systematic review and cost-effectiveness analysis. The study identified a lack of evidence linking the use of SeHCAT testing to patient-relevant outcomes. The optimal SeHCAT threshold for defining bile acid diarrhea and selecting patients for treatment with bile acid sequestrants was uncertain. Although the results of the economic evaluation conducted for both populations indicated that the SeHCAT 15% strategy dominated the other two strategies or resulted in incremental cost-effectiveness ratios that were lower than the common thresholds of £20,000 or £30,000 per quality-adjusted life-year gained, the paucity and poor quality of evidence mean that uncertainty is high.
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