Review decision - November 2010

Review of NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance No 78; fluid filled thermal balloon and microwave endometrial ablation for menstrual bleeding

The Institute was proposing that the consideration to review the existing guidance should be deferred until 2011 when the first of two National Institute for Health Research technology assessments of treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding will be published.

During consultation, the majority of comments received by the Institute agreed with the proposal put forward.  After consideration of all of the comments (attached as appendix A), the Institute’s Guidance Executive has decided to proceed with the proposal. We will therefore defer the review of the original guidance until 2011. At this point the evidence base will again be assessed to ascertain the need for a review of the current guidance.

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