Review of NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance No.279; Percutaneous vertebroplasty and percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures

Consultation on the proposal to move the existing guidance to the static list

The planned date for a consideration of a review of TA279 is November 2015.

This is the date at which the Institute decides whether sufficient new evidence has emerged for the Appraisal Committee to be asked to undertake a full review appraisal.

Whilst there have been several developments of the original techniques, as well as new devices that have emerged since the publication of TA279, there is no evidence to suggest that the existing recommendations need to change.

Consequently we propose that TA279 should move to the ‘static list’ of technology appraisals.

Topics on the static list may be transferred back to the active list for further appraisal if new evidence becomes available that is likely to have a material effect on the last guidance issued. 

In order to be completely confident that this is appropriate, we are asking all relevant consultees and commentators, to inform us of any evidence which will help us decide the best way to update this guidance.

Please see appendix A for a full list of the organisations we have contacted. 

November 2015

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