Health Care, Technology, And The Competitive Environment

Hardcover | November 1, 1989

EditorHenry P. Brehm, Ross M. Mullner

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Examining the combined impact of technology and the increasingly competitive market on the delivery and financing of health care, this volume makes a significant contribution to an issue of major importance to the American people. Health care has become a major industry that is changing rapidly and strikingly. This contributor volume focuses on the interplay among technology, the changing environment of health care, and its implications for future technological innovation. Particular focus is placed on the hospital in light of changes in federal funding (Medicare's prospective payment system, using diagnosis-related groups) with its orientation towards cost efficiency and cost-reducing technology. Academics, practitioners, and government personnel involved in hospital management, health care, and policy will find this volume a major resource. This book is a collection of 18 papers by leading authorities inspired by the 1987 Conference on Health Technology Adoption in a DRG Age. It is divided into four sections: Technology and Health Care Content; Technology and the Health Care Organization; Technology and the Changing Environment; Implications for Technology Policy

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Examining the combined impact of technology and the increasingly competitive market on the delivery and financing of health care, this volume makes a significant contribution to an issue of major importance to the American people. Health care has become a major industry that is changing rapidly and strikingly. This contributor volume f...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:290 pages, 9.48 × 6.34 × 1.07 inPublished:November 1, 1989Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275930335

ISBN - 13:9780275930332

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?This volume, edited by Brehm (sociology, University of Maryland) and Mullner (director, Center of Health Services Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago), includes papers presented at a 1987 Boston University conference on health technology adoption as well as subsequent commissioned papers. The authors of the 18 papers represent a wide range of academicians and health care practitioners. They focus on the impact of prospective payments and the more competitive environment on the adoption and diffusion of given types of biomedical technology. Diverse topics are covered in styles ranging from empirical to theoretical and from highly academic to highly pragmatic treatments. . . . One of the most attractive features of the volume is the bibliography, which covers most of the recent work on technology assessment. A worthwhile addition to graduate libraries in health administration/policy, medicine, public health, and public policy.?-Choice