About this briefing
Medtech innovation briefings summarise the published evidence and information available for individual medical technologies. The briefings provide information to aid local decision‑making by clinicians, managers, and procurement professionals.
Medtech innovation briefings aim to present information and critically review the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant evidence, but contain no recommendations and are not formal NICE guidance.
This briefing was developed for NICE by KiTEC. The Interim process and methods statement sets out the process NICE uses to select topics, and how the briefings are developed, quality assured and approved for publication.
King's Technology Evaluation Centre (KiTEC), King's Health Partners
Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme, NICE
Elizabeth Morris, Technical Adviser, KiTEC
James Clinch, Technical Adviser, KiTEC
Muralikrishnan Radhakrishnan Kartha, Health Economist, KiTEC
Tiago Rua, Health Economist, KiTEC
The following specialist commentators provided comments on a draft of this briefing:
Ron Coggins, Consultant Hepatobiliary, Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgeon, NHS Highland
Stuart Oglesby, Consultant Surgeon, NHS Tayside
Karol Pal, Consultant Surgeon, NHS Borders
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