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Impact of managed care on the development of new medical technology: ethical concerns
Author(s): Pamela Saha; Subrata Saha
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Paper Abstract

During the last three decades, development of new medical technology has been largely responsible for the spectacular advances in the diagnosis and treatment of many human diseases. This has contributed to improved medical care of our population. However, concerns have been raised that in today's managed care environment of health care, introduction of new medical technology will be difficult. Cost-sensitive health care providers should consider various ethical issues involved before demanding that only those technologies that save money and show highly positive cost benefit ratio will be reimbursed. The impact of such considerations on the innovations of new medical devices and their developments is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 October 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2499, Health Care Technology Policy II: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care: Providing the Solutions, (27 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.225342
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Pamela Saha, St. Bernardine Medical Ctr. (United States)
Subrata Saha, Loma Linda Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2499:
Health Care Technology Policy II: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care: Providing the Solutions
Warren S. Grundfest, Editor(s)

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