Solutions to cost escalation due to health-care technology are proposed.
It is argued that proper systems analysis, technology assessment, and planning would result in net savings and improved cost-benefits.
Identification of needs early in the technological life cycle can positively influence the final form of the chosen technology.
A national centre for technology assessment is proposed.
Arguments in favour of a local medical equipment manufacturing industry, emulating overseas examples, are advanced, appropriateness being the main criterion.
Analysis of the cost breakdown of imported technology suggests ways of reducing costs considerably, while stimulating the local economy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Coût, Economie, Equipement médical, Technologie, Homme, République Sud Africaine, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Costs, Economy, Medical equipment, Technology, Human, South Africa, Africa
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0598651
Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 199406.