ABOUT THE DSU TECHNICAL SUPPORT DOCUMENT SERIES
Welcome to a series of Technical Support Documents (TSDs) produced by the NICE Decision Support Unit.
These documents have been commissioned by NICE with the aim of providing further information about how to implement the approaches described in the current NICE Guide to the Methods of Technology Appraisal (2013). The NICE Methods Guide does not itself provide detailed advice on how to implement and apply the methods it describes. This DSU series of Technical Support Documents is intended to help to fill that gap.The TSDs provide a review of the current state of the art in each topic area, and make clear recommendations on the implementation of methods and reporting standards where it is appropriate to do so. They aim to provide assistance to all those involved in submitting or critiquing evidence as part of NICE Technology Appraisals, whether manufacturers, assessment groups or any other stakeholder type.
Please be aware that whilst the production of these documents was funded by NICE through its Decision Support Unit, the views, and any errors or omissions, expressed in these documents are of the author only. NICE may take account of part or all of these documents if it considers it appropriate, but it is not bound to do so.