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£500m could be saved by ‘new medicine service’
An economic evaluation looking at the cost-effectiveness of the new medicine service (NMS) has found that the service increased patient medicine adherence by 10% compared with normal practice, which translated into increased health gain at reduced overall cost.
The authors, from University College London and the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham, estimated that the NMS offers the NHS short-term savings of £75.4 million and long-term savings of £517.6 million.
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