This study describes decision making regarding the acquisition of technology in 12 major medical centers.
The financial impact of a project was the most widely cited criterion of decision, but financial considerations were less important than either the impact of a technology on the quality of clinical care or its contribution to teaching and research.
Rarely were criteria set out explicitly or in advance, Although exemplary models exist, the technology assessment process at most institutions is described as « political », « informal », or « ad hoc ».
Mots-clés Pascal : Génie biomédical, Appareillage, Technique, Equipement biomédical, Prise décision, Investissement, Hôpital, Critère décision, Coût, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Biomedical engineering, Instrumentation, Technique, Biomedical equipment, Decision making, Investment, Hospital, Decision criterion, Costs, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0124084
Code Inist : 002B26N. Création : 199406.