Tidal wave : new technology, medicine and the NHS : a report ... based on the proceedings of the Caversham Conference on health technology assessment : sponsored by IHSM and MAS Public Deposited

  • 1857170210
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  • London
  • King's Fund Centre
Publication date
  • 1992
  • 27
  • As yet few people working in the health service are aware of the scale of the tidal wave of new medical technology now breaking over the NHS. While these technologies offer startling improvements in medical information and therapeutic technique, they are also costly. What they accomplish for the patient in terms of effective treatment is as yet largely untested and unknown. This book addresses the key questions which managers, as well as clinicians, need to be considering as a matter of urgency: how can decision makers control investment in health technology to the benefit of the patient, and get value for money; why is health technology assessment the key to this difficult question; have managers realised the great impact that technology will make on the organisation of health care services locally? `Tidal Wave' explores these issues and proposes a common agenda for clinicians and health service managers.
  • Pagination: vii, 27p.
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