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Antiretroviral treatment French guidelines 2013: economics influencing science

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Mark Platt
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Antiretroviral treatment French guidelines 2013: economics influencing science
Posted on: January 26 2014, 06:38 pm

From Oxford Journals Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Guidelines for the preferred choice of initial combination antiretroviral therapy in those living with HIV are provided by several national and international committees. Following the recent presentation of the 2013 French guidelines on antiretroviral therapy, there has been a debate regarding whether and/or how economics should influence guideline decisions and to what extent this should counterbalance valid scientific evidence. We discuss here the reasons for the unique nature of some of the proposals made by the French guidelines panel. Indeed, some recommendations are debatable. In the new French guidelines, economic considerations significantly influence and, in some instances, take precedence over the scientific evidence, leading to guidelines that are significantly different from those of other national and international committees.

See: http://jac.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/01/16/jac.dkt533.long
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