Assessment of Health Care Technologies : Case Studies, Key Concepts and Strategic Issues

Assessment of Health Care Technologies : Case Studies, Key Concepts and Strategic Issues

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780471965718
  • DDC分類 610

Full Description


Recent biological and technical developments in areas such as molecular genetics, gene therapy, information technology and robotics are leading to an increasingly rapid expansion of scientific knowledge. In turn this will lead to an accelerated development of new health care technologies. With economic resources for health care shrinking worldwide, and costs rising, the rational use of effective, efficacious and safe technologies is becoming an increasingly important issue for all those involved in health care. Assessment of Health Care Technologies: Case Studies, Key Concepts and Strategic Issues is an up-to-date, authoritative and readily digestible guide to improving decision-making associated with the development, purchase and use of health technologies. It clearly sets out the key aspects of health care technology assessment, presenting real-life case studies to demonstrate its benefits, while at the same time providing helpful hints on how to avoid duplicating earlier mistakes. As such, this book will be indispensable to health care managers and administrators, as well as clinicians, manufacturers, health care reimbursement and funding agencies, and policy makers.

Table of Contents

  PARTIAL TABLE OF CONTENTS: Partial table of
contents:
BACKGROUND TO THE ASSESSMENT AND DIFFUSION OF
HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES.
Innovation and Diffusion of Health Care
Technologies (A. Bonair & J. Persson).
A Basic Methodology Toolkit (C. Goodman).
CASE STUDIES IN HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT
AND STRATEGIC ISSUES.
Diffusion of Lasers in Medicine (D. Banta, et
al.).
Policy Aspects of MRI Diffusion (R. Cranovsky
& N. Racoveanu).
Assessing New Treatments: The Case of
Gallstone Disease (M. Fendrick).
The Moving Target Problem and Other Lessons
from Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary
Angioplasty (C. Goodman).
Screening for Cancer of the Prostate: A
Scientific Dilemma (P. Carlsson & E.
Varenhorst).
Guidelines for Pharmacoeconomics: State of
the Art (A. Mitchell & D. Menon).
Index.