Technology Assessment: Continuing Uncertainty
New England Journal of Medicine. 1986 Jan 23; 314(4): 240-243.
The need for comprehensive review and assessment of technology in health care has spawned a plethora of proposed, actual, and former organizations and agencies to deal with this issue. The role of the federal government in creating and financing review groups is discussed. Specific groups described are the National Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Assessment, the Institute of Medicine council, and the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission. Also mentioned are numerous private sector organizations. It is contended that there are serious deficiencies in technology assessment, including little or no information exchange and lack of funds to support research. (KIE abstract)
Biomedical Technologies; Costs and Benefits; Federal Government; Financial Support; Government; Health; Health Care; Health Services; Health Services Research; Industry; Medicine; Organizations; Private Sector; Public Policy; Remuneration; Research; Review; State Government; Technology; Technology Assessment; Uncertainty;
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