27 October 1995 Health care cost growth and the role of technology
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Proceedings Volume 2499, Health Care Technology Policy II: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care: Providing the Solutions; (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.225341
Event: Health Care Technology Policy II: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care: Providing the Solutions, 1995, Arlington, VA, United States
Abstract
The rapid growth of health care costs has intensified the debate over how to control them. The role of technology in spurring cost growth has been among the more hotly discussed issues in this debate. This paper reviews the data on health care cost growth and the factors that contribute to this trend, focusing on hospitals. The direct impact on costs of the diffusion of new technology is not large; however, to the extent that the availability of new services and procedures increases the amount of health care consumed, it may be a very important source of cost growth.
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Stuart Guterman, Stuart Guterman, } "Health care cost growth and the role of technology", Proc. SPIE 2499, Health Care Technology Policy II: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care: Providing the Solutions, (27 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.225341; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.225341
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