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Rationalization of medical care: the role of the National Laboratories
Author(s): Richard N. Re'
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Paper Abstract

The cost of medical care in the United States is deemed to be excessive by government and business. The causes for this high cost of care are multiple, but the argument that technology is the leading cause has been made. It is argued here that technology, properly employed, can actually be a major component of the solution to rising to health care costs. Because the National Laboratories are a repository for many of the technologies needed to lower health care costs while improving health care quality, a national effort linking these laboratories with university and other academic medical centers, industry, and the National Institutes of Health should be undertaken. The development of a technology roadmap for health care technologies is an important part of this effort.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2307, Health Care Technology Policy I: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care, (6 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.195474
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Richard N. Re', Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation (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 M.D., Editor(s)

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