In a letter to the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) Chairman Tony Coelho provided feedback on ICER's draft evidence report for Type 2 Diabetes Treatments. Chairman Coelho criticized ICER for omitting quality of life data deemed valuable by patients, pointing out that the institute continues to rely on faulty data in its assessments. The letter also condemns ICER for ignoring the heterogeneity of Type 2 Diabetes Patients in its report. “ICER continues to use a flawed methodology, ignoring the reality of heterogeneous patient populations and quality of life outcomes that matter to patients in favor of data that easily crosswalks into the discriminatory QALY metric,” wrote Chairman Coelho. “We urge ICER to consider alternative methodologies that will foster improved health care decisions for individual patients.”
The letter in its entirety can be read here.