Evaluating new health care technology that is rapidly diffusing is one of the greatest challenges to researchers and policy-makers.
If no evaluation is done until the technology is mature, evaluation will not influence processes of diffusion.
If evaluation is done early, it may be irrelevant when it is completed, because of developments in the technology and changing indications for its use.
Nonetheless, early evaluation seems to be the only strategy possible to improve the integration of evaluation and diffusion.
These difficulties are illustrated by the case of lasers.
Lasers are diffusing relatively rapidly into health care, and yet few laser applications have been well-evaluated.
Mots-clés Pascal : Laser, Exploration ultrason, Evaluation, Analyse économique, Politique sanitaire, Equipement biomédical, Economie santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Laser, Sonography, Evaluation, Economic analysis, Health policy, Biomedical equipment, Health economy
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Code Inist : 002B24C09. Création : 199406.