Factors affecting the diffusion of three kinds of innovative medical technology in European Community countries and Sweden ; by Barbara Stocking Public Deposited

The diffusion of four prenatal screening tests across Europe; by Margaret Reid...[et al.], and based on country reports from all EC member states and Sweden

  • 903060914
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  • London
  • King's Fund Centre
Publication date
  • 1991
  • 134
  • Medical technology, defined broadly to include drugs, procedures and equipment used singly or in combination, has been of enormous benefit in improving the quality of health care. It has, however, raised many issues about how society can afford to pay for these often expensive developments and about associated ethical problems and social impact. This book, one of three dealing with different medical technologies, is about prenatal screening for metabolic or anatomical disorders, especially Down's Syndrome and neural tube defect. It considers the effect of these issues on the rate of diffusion of these technologies in the countries of the European community and Sweden, from the time of their introduction up to 1990. The report is based on first-hand reports from informed observation of the health care scene in each country and the influence of ideas of technology assessment, recently introduced in some countries, is critically examined at the end of this volume.
  • Pagination: 134p.; At head of title: A study of the diffusion of medical technology in Europe.
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