Appendix B. Sources of evidence considered by the Committee

Appendix B. Sources of evidence considered by the Committee

The following documentation and opinion were made available to the Committee:

A. Assessment report prepared by the School of Health Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield: The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of ultrasound locating devices for central venous access, 24 January 2002.

B. Manufacturer/sponsor submissions:

  • KeyMed (Medical & Industrial Equipment) Ltd

  • Jade Medical UK and Dymax Corporation

  • SonoSite Inc

  • Siemens

  • Dynamic Imaging Limited

C. Professional/specialist group submissions:

  • British Association of Critical Care Nurses

  • Royal College of Physicians

  • Renal Association

  • Intensive Care Society

  • Royal College of Anaesthetists

  • Lincolnshire Health Authority/West Lincolnshire PCT

  • Royal College of Nursing

  • Royal College of Radiologists

  • Department of Health and Welsh Assembly Government

  • Health Technology Board for Scotland

D. Patient/carer group submissions:

  • No submissions received

E. Expert perspective:

  • Dr A R Bodenham, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Leeds General Infirmary