Meta-analysis to support uk health technology assessment submissions: A review of nice and evidence review group critiques

The quality of evidence used in manufacturers’ submissions for technology appraisal (TA) is an important factor in receiving a positive recommendation from health technology assessment (HTA) bodies. In the absence of evidence from head-to-head randomised controlled trials (RCTs), National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines recommend the use of indirect comparison (IC) and network meta-analysis (NMA).1 In the sixth edition of our DRG investigative series, we assess the use of ICs/NMAs in HTA submissions and identify common criticisms highlighted by NICE and Evidence Review Groups (ERGs).


We are part of Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation.

Our Company
© DRG Abacus 2021