Print Email Facebook Twitter Implications of minimally invasive therapy Title Implications of minimally invasive therapy Author Banta, H.D. Schersten, T. Jonsson, E. Instituut voor Verouderings- en Vaatziekten Onderzoek TNO Publication year 1993 Abstract The field of minimally invasive therapy (MIT) raises many important issues for the future of health care. It seems inevitable that MIT will replace much conventional surgery. This trend is good for society and good for patients. The health care system, however, may find the change disruptive. The need for hospital beds will shrink. Day surgery and community care will grow. Physicians will have to have special training in doing the new procedures. New organizational forms of care will evolve. Quality assurance procedures will be needed to assure that out-of-hospital care is safe and effective. One negative consequence of MIT is that the indications broaden, so that many 'preventive' procedures may be carried out. Societies are doing little to face up to these changes. The potential of MIT could be enhanced by active policy interventions, including evaluation and attention to the organization and financing of health care. Subject HealthCommunicationDay surgeryMinimally invasive therapyQuality assuranceTrainingambulatory surgeryarticlebiomedical technology assessmentcost benefit analysishealth care deliveryhealth care policyhealth care qualitymass communicationmedicineorganization and managementpatientsurgerytherapyAmbulatory Surgical ProceduresCost-Benefit AnalysisDelivery of Health CareDiffusion of InnovationEuropeHealth PolicyHospitalsHumanPatient ParticipationQuality Assurance, Health CareSpecialties, MedicalSurgical Procedures, OperativeTechnology Assessment, BiomedicalTherapeutics To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:2cc5b8a0-9fc8-44fc-88b1-34ce8cb3895c DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/0168-8510(93)90014-g TNO identifier 232393 ISSN 0168-8510 Source Health Policy, 23 (1-2), 167-177 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.