The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is planning to extend its use of real world data to help inform its independent committees who produce its guidance.

NICE already makes use of a wide range of published scientific evidence for its guidance for the NHS on health technologies for a range of medical conditions. It is now proposing to extend its use of data, from sources including hospital records of operations, registries which collect data on how particular treatments are used, surveys of people using services, and data collected on national trends, such as how many people have a condition.

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