Our review on Surgery for obesity in adults (DTB 2008; 46: 41–5) incorrectly suggested that, in relation to advice from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), “PCTs are obliged to provide funding to patients who meet the [NICE] criteria for surgery”. In fact, the criteria referred to appear in a current NICE clinical guideline (CG) and, as a result, funding of provision is not mandatory. This is different from recommendations that appear in NICE technology appraisal guidance (TAG), which are usually mandatory within 3 months. This error does not affect our article’s Conclusion.
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