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Adopting New Medical Technology : Medical Innovation at the Crossroads, Vol 4 - Institute of Medicine

Adopting New Medical Technology

Medical Innovation at the Crossroads, Vol 4

Paperback Published: 1st January 1994
ISBN: 9780309050357
Number Of Pages: 240

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What information and decisionmaking processes determine how and whether an experimental medical technology becomes accepted and used? Adopting New Medical Technology reviews the strengths and weaknesses of present coverage and adoption practices, highlights opportunities for improving both the decisionmaking processes and the underlying information base, and considers approaches to instituting a much-needed increase in financial support for evaluative research. Essays explore the nature of technological change; the use of technology assessment in decisions by health care providers and federal, for-profit, and not-for-profit payers; the role of the courts in determining benefits coverage; strengthening the connections between evaluative research and coverage decisionmaking; manufacturers' responses to the increased demand for outcomes research; and the implications of health care reform for technology policy.

List of Tables and Figures
List of Abbreviations
Introductionp. 3
The Nature of Technological Change: Incentives Matter!p. 8
The Impact of Technology Assessment on Decisions by Health Care Providers and Payersp. 49
Role of the Hospital in the Acquisition of Technologyp. 61
Physicians' Decisions Regarding the Acquisition of Technologyp. 71
Decisionmaking in the Health Care Financing Administrationp. 87
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Initiatives in Technology Assessmentp. 96
Kaiser Permanente's New Technology Committee: Coverage Decisionmaking in a Group Model Health Maintenance Organizationp. 101
Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation: A Microcosm of the U.S. Health Care Systemp. 109
Technology Assessment, Benefit Coverage, and the Courtsp. 117
Strengthening the Connection Between Evaluative Research and Coverage Decisionmakingp. 127
Manufacturers' Responses to the Increased Demand for Outcomes Researchp. 152
Paying for Evaluative Researchp. 172
Health Care Reform: Some Reflections on Technologyp. 193
App. A. Workshop Agendap. 203
App. B. Contributorsp. 206
Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9780309050357
ISBN-10: 0309050359
Series: Medical Innovation at the Crossroads, Vol 4
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st January 1994
Publisher: National Academies Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39

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