Select Committee on Health First Report


ADPH Association of Directors of Public Health
AMDAge-related macular degeneration
APBIAssociation of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
BOABritish Orthopaedic Association
ERGEvidence review group
GDGGuideline development group
HTAHealth technology appraisal
ICERIncremental cost effectiveness ratio
Meta-analysisCombined analysis of several studies
MHRAMedicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
MSMultiple sclerosis
MTAMultiple technology appraisal
NICENational Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
PCTPrimary Care Trust
PHIACPublic Health Interventions Advisory Committee
PPRSPharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme
OFTOffice of Fair Trading
OIROnly in research
QALYQuality-adjusted life year
Randomised Trial in which participants are assigned by chance to receive experimental controlled trial or control treatment
SHAStrategic Health Authority
SIGNScottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
SMCScottish Medicines Consortium
STASingle technology appraisal
VTEVenous thromboembolism

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