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Health Topic:   Skin
Guidance:   Psoriasis - infliximab
Description:   The summary of the published technology appraisal on Psoriasis - infliximab. 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

Bewley A et al (2011) Current application of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance in the management of patients with severe psoriasis: a clinical audit against NICE guidance in seven NHS specialist dermatology units in England Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 36, 602-606

Description: The study was conducted in seven specialist dermatology units and involved the retrospective collection of data from patients treated with the biological agents since the introduction of NICE guidance. In total 176 patients with 212 episodes of treatment were included in the study. Results found that Etancercept was discontinued appropriately before week 24 in only 12% (5/60). Biologics were started for appropriately severe disease in 85% of cases.

Doubts about or mixed impact in practice Regional

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.

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