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Valuing a Cure: Technical Brief

On August 6, 2019, ICER published a draft set of proposed adaptations to its value framework to be applied in the assessment of potential cures and other treatments that qualify as “single or short-term transformative therapies,” or SSTs. As background to these proposed methods changes, ICER is also posting this companion technical brief examining the potential advantages and disadvantages of various alternative methods for the assessment of SSTs. The conceptual and empirical work in the technical brief was developed in collaboration with staff at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH), but do not reflect the official position of either collaborating organization. The specific draft methods adaptations in this document are proposed by ICER alone, and they are not intended to reflect opinions of NICE or CADTH.


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