Print Email Facebook Twitter Health care technology as a policy issue Title Health care technology as a policy issue Author Banta, H.D. TNO Preventie en Gezondheid Publication year 1994 Abstract Health care technology has become an increasingly visible issue in many countries, primarily because of the rising costs of health care. In addition, many questions concerning quality of care are being raised. Health care technology assessment has been seen as an aid in addressing questions concerning technology, including benefits and costs. A number of industrialized countries have developed active programs of health care technology assessment during the past two decades. Eight countries at similar levels of socio-economic and health development - Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States - have been examined to gain insights into how they manage health care technology and what place technology assessment has in such management. In addition to seeking general information, specific cases - treatment for coronary artery disease, medical imaging, laparoscopic surgery, treatment of end-stage renal disease, neonatal intensive care, and breast cancer screening - were examined in each country. Subject HealthCost-effectivenessDiffusionEffectivenessHealth care technologyHealth care technology assessmentHealth care costHealth care policyMedical technologyAustraliaCanadaCost-Benefit AnalysisDiffusion of InnovationFranceGermanyGreat BritainHealth PolicyHumanNetherlandsSwedenTechnology Assessment, BiomedicalUnited States To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:d2235b9e-082a-4355-901a-618767d5d900 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/0168-8510(94)00683-6 TNO identifier 232760 ISSN 0168-8510 Source Health Policy, 30 (1-3), 1-21 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.