Medical Technology and the Health Care System A Study of the Diffusion of Equipment-Embodied Technology

Medical Technology and the Health Care System: A Study of the Diffusion of Equipment-Embodied Technology
NAS Press | 1979 | ISBN: 0309028655 | 316 pages | PDF | 6 MB

This book examines the policy and research issues basic to the relationship between new medical technology and the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system.

The book assesses the process by which technology finds its way into the health care system and indentifies and analyzes successes and failures in the process of technological change.

CONTENTS
1 INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY
2 ECONOMIC COSTS
3 PROBLEMS IN ADOPTION AND USE
4 ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
5 THE EVALUATION OF EQUIPMENT-EMBODIED TECHNOLOGY
GLOSSARY
REFERENCES
APPENDIX A: A DISSENTING OPINION
APPENDIXES
APPENDIX B: A CASE STUDY OF MAMMOGRAPHY
APPENDIX C: A CASE STUDY OF MULTIPHASIC HEALTH TESTING
APPENDIX D: GASTRIC FREEZING-A STUDY OF DIFFUSION OF A MEDICAL INNOVATION
APPENDIX E: THE DEVELOPMENT AND DIFFUSION OF A MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY: MEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
APPENDIX F: THE IMPACT OF STATE REGULATION ON THE ADOPTION AND DIFFUSION OF NEW MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
APPENDIX G: THE COST OF CAPITAL-EMBODIED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
APPENDIX H PARTICIPANTS AT OPEN MEETING, APRIL 7, 1977

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