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Cost-Effectiveness Considerations In The Evaluation Of A New Technology
Author(s): Barbara J. McNeil
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Paper Abstract

The introduction of new diagnostic tests and the excessive use of existing tests have come under increasing scrutiny today for two reasons. First, the proportion of the Gross National Product devoted to health care is increasing and, second, expensive technological devices are being promulgated rapidly for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Since 1965 the total health care allotment has trebled to $122 billion and its percentage of the Gross National Product has increased 41 percent (Table 1).(1)

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Date Published: 27 December 1977
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0127, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VI, (27 December 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955917
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Barbara J. McNeil, Harvard Medical School (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0127:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VI
Joel E. Gray; William R. Hendee, Editor(s)

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