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Since the Office of Health Economics (OHE) published a critique of CBO’s new simulation model of new drug development late last year, the U.S. public sector think tank has made three improvements to its methodology. We review these updates, assess their impact, and highlight the key remaining limitations of the modelling approach, concluding that policymakers should still exercise considerable caution in relying on its predictions.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently issued its first guidance for a digital therapeutic. NICE recommends the use of Sleepio for treating insomnia symptoms in primary care. OHE played a vital role in developing the evidence to support the guidance. In this blog post, Chris Sampson shares the story of how we got there, and some lessons from the experience.

In recognition of National Patient Participation Week, OHE wants to acknowledge the integral role that patients and the public play in how decisions are made in the National Health Service (NHS) and other health systems. This includes decisions about their own care but also decisions that can...

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