Recent health reports, including the 1993 World Development Report, have emphasized the importance of integrating the needs of the population into technology assessment.
This paper reviews previous approaches to technology assessment and identifies the missing link between technology and its impact on the physical, emotional, and social needs of the community, namely needs-based technology assessment.
It stresses the key role played by issues of equity and community values in making technology decisions.
A number of models for needs-based technology assessment are described.
Mots-clés Pascal : Equipement biomédical, Génie biomédical, Evaluation, Besoin, Population, Modèle, Technologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Biomedical equipment, Biomedical engineering, Evaluation, Need, Population, Models, Technology, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0086413
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199608.