NICE estimates an average cost saving of £13.62 per patient to the NHS as a result of reduced surgical site infections compared with current standard absorbable stitches.
We use the best available evidence to develop recommendations that guide decisions in health, public health and social care.
Critical assessment of evidence to help you make decisions. Advice, rather than formal NICE guidance.
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Set out priority areas for quality improvement in health and social care.
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Guidance by programme
Review the evidence across broad health and social care topics.
Reviews the clinical and cost-effectiveness of new treatments.
Review new diagnostic technologies for adoption in the NHS.
Assessments of whether procedures are safe enough and work well enough for wider use in the NHS.
Reviews new medical devices for adoption in the NHS.
Advice by programme
Review the evidence and likely costs of medical devices and technologies.
Products being developed or updated
News on this topic
NICE has today (27 July 2020) published a guideline on the arrangements the NHS should put in place for patients needing elective surgery and other planned treatments and procedures (including diagnostics and imaging) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Putting guidance into practice
Examples of how our guidance and standards have been put into practice in the NHS, local authorities, voluntary sector and a range of other organisations.
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