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Magnetic resonance imaging as a case study of cost factors in high-technology health care delivery
Author(s): Leon Kaufman
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Paper Abstract

The perception of MRI as the technology flagship of diagnostic imaging has generated an "arms race" in terms of hardware development, search for academic recognition and physician utilization, all this leading to excessive costing of what is a basically sound and useful technology. Governmental regulation has been unable to deal with cost issues, and in some cases has added cost. The pressure of reality is now driving the process of rationalizing costs. Lower costs will not negatively impact on diagnostic capabilities of MRI.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2307, Health Care Technology Policy I: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care, (6 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.195439
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Leon Kaufman, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2307:
Health Care Technology Policy I: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care
Warren S. Grundfest, Editor(s)

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