In Brief: The National Institute for Clinical Excellence
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence has issued guidance on the use of coronary artery stents in ischaemic heart disease that recommends they should be considered in place of common treatments, including coronary artery bypass grafts.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay
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