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Health Systems Research

The Economics of Medical Technology

Proceedings of an International Conference on Economics of Medical Technology

Editors: Rutten, Frans F.H., Reiser, Stanley J. (Eds.)

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Technological development has created major possibilities for the treatment of disease and for the disabled. The cost of new technologies has added considerably to health care cost intlation, which still exceeds the growth rates of most national economies. The share of national resources devoted to health care is still rising, although at a lesser pace than in the seventies. -Therefore, the use of medical technology confronts us with some of the major dilemmas in society today. The routine and intensive use of technology has transformed the most basic interpersonal and social features of medicine. It has altered the means through which patient and doctor communicate about illness as well as the content of this communication, changed the doctor's relationship to medical colleagues by increasing his dependence on them, altered the place and form of practice by creating advantages for the centralization of medical care in complex organizations, and created for society new responsibilities and powers to influence the context and scope of medical practice.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Rutten, Frans F. H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • The Early Assessment of Health Care Technology: Introducing the Artificial Heart

    Reiser, S. J.

    Pages 3-9

  • The Marketplace for Medical Technology

    Abel-Smith, B.

    Pages 10-15

  • The Transfer of Medical Technology in Developing Countries: The Case of Brazil

    Banta, H. D.

    Pages 16-24

  • Public Control of the Diffusion of Health Technology

    Rutten, F. F. H. (et al.)

    Pages 25-32

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eBook $119.00
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Softcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economics of Medical Technology
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of an International Conference on Economics of Medical Technology
Editors
  • Frans F.H. Rutten
  • Stanley J. Reiser
Series Title
Health Systems Research
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-72785-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-72785-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-17984-9
Series ISSN
1431-4002
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 140
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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