Wednesday, 16 June 2010

BMJ fails to reflect all Risk-sharing Scheme comments in printed version

From the MS Trust website:
The printed version of the BMJ (published 12 June) carries last week's web based articles on the Risk-sharing Scheme but unfortunately fails to include the comments from the Chair of the Scientific Advisory group.

Professor Richard Lilford from Birmingham has responded strongly to the assertions made by certain health economists in last Friday's BMJ.

In particular he rejects the suggestion that any advice that the Scientific Advisory Group have given is based on anything other than scientific rigour. He also challenges the claims by Raftery and McCabe (see links below) that decisions should be based on observational data after only two years.