What were we asked to look at?
The Scottish Health Technologies Group (SHTG) was asked to evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of complex endovascular aneurysm repair in patients with juxta-renal or thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm compared with open surgical repair. We were also asked to identify how these technologies should be delivered in NHSScotland.
Why is this important
In May 2018, SHTG published advice on complex endovascular aneurysm repair (C-EVAR) in patients with juxta-renal or thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm. Complex aortic aneurysm repair is a commissioned specialist service in NHSScotland. SHTG has been asked to update the advice from 2018 to establish what the service model should be going forward and whether it still fits within a national designation.
Portfolio Manager, NSD (Specialist Services & National Planning) , NHS Scotland