High cost technology in health care : a benefit or a burden ?
International conference on the social sciences and medicine. Peebles (GBR), 1992/09/14.
The influence of high cost technology goes beyond its consequences for the selected patient groups that benefit from its application.
Past and future technological developments have a variety of social, economic and ethical implications which have to be taken into account when balancing its costs and benefits to society.
Departing from an economic perspective we describe a number of mechanisms underlying the emergence of high cost technology which help us to understand some of the characteristics of high cost technology, such as its focus on quality enhancement rather than on economy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Equipement biomédical, Coût, Economie santé, Politique sanitaire, Système santé, Analyse coût efficacité, Génie biomédical, Homme, Article synthèse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Biomedical equipment, Costs, Health economy, Health policy, Health system, Cost efficiency analysis, Biomedical engineering, Human, Review
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Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.