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What information and decision-making 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 decision-making 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 decision-making; manufacturers' responses to the increased demand for outcomes research; and the implications of health care reform for technology policy.

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Institute of Medicine. 1994. Adopting New Medical Technology. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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240 pages |  6 x 9 |  Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-05035-7

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