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Pressure relieving devices

Dates: 2002
Funding: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Collaborators: National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care
Information: Judit Simon

Members of HERC have provided health economics support to several clinical guidelines commissioned by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Judit Simon completed a DPhil in 2008 on the methodology of integrating health economic evidence into clinical practice guidelines.

A clinical guideline on the use of pressure relieving devices to prevent pressure ulcers was published in October 2003. HERC provided economic support in the development of this guideline including:

  • reviewing the literature;
  • developing a simple decision model.

Depression

Dates: 2004
Funding: National Institute for Clinical Excellence
Collaborators: National Collaborating Centre Mental Health
Information: Judit Simon

A clinical practice guideline for the management of major depression was published in December 2004. The health economics support in the development of this guideline included:

  • summary of the socioeconomic burden of major depression in the UK;
  • systematic review of the economic literature;
  • development of a decision analytic model on the cost-effectiveness of antidepressant treatment and its combination with psychological therapy.

Eating disorders

Dates: 2004
Funding: National Institute for Clinical Excellence
Collaborators: National Collaborating Centre Mental Health
Information: Judit Simon

A clinical practice guideline for the management of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder was published in January 2004. The health economics support in the development of this guideline included:

  • summary of the socioeconomic burden of eating disorders in the UK
  • systematic review of the economic literature
  • development of a decision analytic model on the cost-effectiveness of antidepressant treatment compared with psychological therapy

Surgical site infections

Dates: 2006
Funding: National Institute for Clinical Excellence
Collaborators: National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care
Information: Ramón Luengo-Fernandez

A clinical guideline on the prevention and treatment of surgical site infections. The health economics work comprises:

  • summary of the economic burden of surgical site infection in the UK
  • a systematic review of relevant health economic studies
  • decision modelling for review questions where further economic evaluation is relevant
  • questions where further economic evaluation is relevant.

Promotion of physical activity in children

Dates: 2007
Funding: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Collaborators: NICE Physical Activity Public Health Collaborating Centre, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford
Information: James Buchanan and Jane Wolstenholme

Clinical guideline on physical activity, play and sport for pre-school and school age children. The health economics work comprised a systematic review of relevant health economic studies.  The full report is available here.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Methodology

Richardson G., Wonderling D, Simon J., Wailoo A., Douglas H-R., Culyer A.J., Tsuchiya A., Roberts J. and Drummond M.F. on behalf of the Health Economists in Guidelines group. (2004) Incorporating health economics in guidelines and assessing resource impact. In: NICE. Guideline development methods: Information for National Collaborating Centres and Guideline Developers. NICE: London

Simon J. (2003) Cost-conscious clinical guidelines: the schizophrenia guideline example. Mental Health Research Review 9:42-43.

  • Pressure relieving devices

Developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care. (Health Economist - Rosa Legood) October 2003. Pressure ulcer prevention: pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention, including the use of pressure-relieving devices (beds, mattresses and overlays) for the prevention of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary careClinical Guideline 7, (NICE, London). Download the guideline as a pdf.

National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care (2003) The use of pressure-relieving devices (beds, mattresses and overlays) for the prevention of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care. NCC-NSC, Oxford. (Health economist - Rosa Legood)

Cullum N, McInnes E, Bell-Syer S, Legood R (2004). Support surfaces for pressure ulcer prevention(Cochrane Review). The Cochrane Library 2004; (3).

Legood R, McInnes E. (2005) Pressure ulcers: guideline development and economic modelling.Journal of Advanced Nursing 50(3):307-314.

  • Depression

National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health. Depression: management of depression in primary and secondary careNational Clinical Practice Guideline CG23. Gaskell Press: London, 2004. More Information.

Simon J., Pilling S., Goldberg D., Burbeck R. (2006) Treating moderate and severe depression with antidepressant therapy or combination of antidepressants and psychological therapy: a decision analysis supporting a clinical guideline. British Journal of Psychiatry, 189: 494-501

  • Eating Disorders

National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health. Eating disorders: core interventions in the treatment and management of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and related eating disordersClinical Guideline 9, January 2004 (NICE, London). Download the guideline as a pdf.

Simon J, Schmidt U, Pilling S, on behalf of the Eating Disorders Guideline Development Group. (2005).The health service use and cost of eating disorders. Psychological Medicine, 35(11): 1543-1551

Simon J, Whittington C, on behalf of the Eating Disorders Guideline Development Group. (2003) Cost-effectiveness of antidepressant therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy and their combination for people with bulimia nervosa in the UK. Value in Health 6(6): 619-620

View the NICE list of all completed guidelines.