Managed Care and the Evaluation and Adoption of Emerging Medical Technologies / Edition 1

Managed Care and the Evaluation and Adoption of Emerging Medical Technologies / Edition 1

by Steven Garber, Susan M. Ridgely, Roger S. Taylor, Robin Meili
     
 

New medical technologies—pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and procedures—often allow great improvements in the outcomes of medical care, but they are also widely believed to be a major cause of increasing costs. Selective adoption of new technologies is crucial in the quest to control health care costs while preserving or enhancing the quality of care.See more details below

Overview

New medical technologies—pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and procedures—often allow great improvements in the outcomes of medical care, but they are also widely believed to be a major cause of increasing costs. Selective adoption of new technologies is crucial in the quest to control health care costs while preserving or enhancing the quality of care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833028310
Publisher:
Rand Publishing
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Pages:
70
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)
Lexile:
1600L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Summary
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Technology-Adoption Decisions by MCOs: An Overview7
Ch. 3How Device Manufacturers See the System9
Background on Manufacturer Interviews9
Recent Experience in Commercializing Devices14
Ch. 4How MCO Medical Directors See the System25
Background on MCO Interviews25
Recent MCO Experiences with Technology Adoption28
Ch. 5Advice for Manufacturers37
Advice from Experienced Manufacturers to Aspiring Manufacturers37
Advice from MCOs to Manufacturers40
Ch. 6How Might Technology Adoption be Improved?43
Balancing Costs and Benefits of Technology Adoption43
MCOs and the Technology-Adoption Process45
Improving Clinical Information46
Other Issues That Warrant Consideration49
Moving Forward52
App. AProject Description for Prospective Interview Respondents55
App. BDescription of Interviews with Device Manufacturers57
App. CDescription of Interviews with Managed Care Organizations61
References65

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