The specific objectives of the pilot study were to:
- Demonstrate the benefits of using appropriate decision analytic methods and value of information analysis to inform research recommendations.
- Establish the feasibility and resource implications of applying these methods in a timely way, to inform NICE.
- Identify critical issues and methodological challenges to the use of value of information methods for research recommendations (with particular regard to the new reference case as a suitable basis for this type of analysis).
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