Our health is one of the most precious things we have; often only recognised as such when we are in the danger of losing it.
Being "healthy" means different things to different people, at different times in their life, but for all of us, one of the crucial issues is having confidence that we are receiving the best advice and treatment available. And just like other goods and services we choose, the range and variety of healthcare treatments are continually increasing. And just as in other aspects of our lives, because drugs and treatments are "new and/or approved" doesn't necessarily mean they are the best choice for us.
This booklet is one of a series, designed to shed light on how decisions in healthcare are made. It looks in particular at the evidence supporting the safety and efficacy of new drugs; how that evidence is gathered, evaluated and used. We hope it helps to answer some fundamental questions about healthcare decisions.
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