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What do we know about the role of health care technology in driving health care expenditure growth?

Alistair McGuire and Victoria Serra-Sastre

in The Economics of New Health Technologies

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780199550685
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720543 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550685.003.0001
 What do we know about the role of health care technology in driving health care expenditure growth?

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This chapter positions the debate of technology change in health care in the context of health systems reform. It discusses definitions of technological change and innovation, and their impact in driving health system change and output (expenditures). It summarizes an aspect of the literature and contains important insights that need to be accounted for when examining health care technological change and expenditure trends.

Keywords: technological change; health systems reform; health care reform; health care expenditure

Chapter.  6417 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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