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Health Topic:   Cancer
Guidance:   Follicular lymphoma - rituximab
Description:   The summary of the published technology appraisal on Follicular lymphoma - rituximab. It links to the published guidance and key documents.

NICE implementation uptake reports

Implementation uptake report Assessment Published Date Coverage

External literature

External literature Assessment Coverage

Department of Health (2009) Uptake of NICE approved cancer drugs 2007/2008 London: Department of Health

Description: An analysis of prescribing data across cancer networks. Data show a 44% increase in prescribing of rituximab from 2005 to 2007/08 and a 24% reduction in variation across networks (NB data is not linked to diagnosis).

Practice appears to be in line with guidance National

Leukaemia Care (2009) 2009 Haematology Survey

Description: A survey examining the extent to which NICE guidance (bortezomib and rituximab) is being implemented, and how and when PCTs are making treatments available to patients in England and Wales. The study found that only 60% of PCTs and 35% of LHBs said they fund these treatments routinely

Doubts about or mixed impact in practice National

Richards, M (2010) Extent and causes of international variation in drug usage: A report for the Secretary of State for Health by Professor Sir Mike Richards CBE

Description: This report looks at medicines usage between countries, using IMS Health data. The WHO defined daily dose or the maximum or prescribed daily dose was used to measure usage. Results rank the UK relative to other countries usage and present calculations showing how close or otherwise the UK is to the average use across groups of other countries. It should be noted that countries other than the UK would not be expected to adhere to NICE guidance making comparisons between countries not possible.

Not graded National

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