Thursday, 1 May 2014

ScHARRNews - Thursday 1st May 2014



Cost-effectiveness modelling using patient-level simulation…
…a Technical Support Document (TSD) from the NICE Decision Support Unit.  The aims of this TSD are to:Increase awareness of patient-level modelling approaches and highlight the key differences between patient-level and cohort-level modelling approaches.Provide guidance on situations in which patient-level modelling approaches may be preferable to cohort-level modelling approaches.Provide a descrip
CATCH Launch Event Presentations
If you missed the event or wish to revisit some of the excellent presentations given at this event, then please visit the CATCH website where the video clips have been posted.
No more Nike Fuel Bands - end of an era?
Nike recently announced that they will no longer be continuing with their hardware business and that they will be focusing more on software. This means no more fuel bands! However what it does mean is that Nike will focus their efforts more towards fitness and athletic software, which analysts claim will still benefit the company in the long run. So could it be the end of an era? Or the beginning


NICE Guideline consultation
The first edition of a manual for developing all NICE guidelines (as opposed to technology appraisals) is now available in draft form. Registered NICE stakeholders, members of NICE guideline development committees, and members of the public are invited to comment on the provisional manual.  The consultation closes on 30th June 2014.Key sections for HEDS are:Identifying the evidence: literature sea
Ground breaking technique offers DNA ‘Sat Nav’ direct to your ancestor’s home 1,000 years ago
Tracing where your DNA was formed over 1,000 years ago is now possible due to a revolutionary technique developed by a team of international scientists led by experts from the University of Sheffield.

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