“Restricting Access to Health Care: Is N.I.C.E. Too Nasty?”

Start: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 6:30 am

End: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 8:00 am

UNM HSC Domenici Auditorium


Restricting Access to Health Care: Is N.I.C.E. Too Nasty?

Michael Drummond, PhD, MBA
Professor, Health Economics
University of York and National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)



Wednesday, October 5, 2010 12:30-2:00 p.m.
UNM HSC Domenici Auditorium


Michael Drummond, PhD, University of York, an international leader in the economic evaluation of health care treatments and
programs, including medication cost effectiveness analysis, is giving two public presentations at The University of New Mexico
Health Sciences Center. Dr. Drummond serves on the United Kingdom’s National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) – the
decision body for adding new drugs to the U.K. National Health Care System (NHCS). The NHCS reviews drugs and makes
decisions as to whether or not a drug therapy treatment will be covered based in part upon the results of cost effectiveness
analysis (CER). CER is a major tool introduced in today’s U.S. health care reform efforts to control cost growth in our health care