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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833028495
  • Publisher: Rand Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/11/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 14
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.07 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Technology-Adoption Decisions by MCOs: An Overview 7
Ch. 3 How Device Manufacturers See the System 9
Background on Manufacturer Interviews 9
Recent Experience in Commercializing Devices 14
Ch. 4 How MCO Medical Directors See the System 25
Background on MCO Interviews 25
Recent MCO Experiences with Technology Adoption 28
Ch. 5 Advice for Manufacturers 37
Advice from Experienced Manufacturers to Aspiring Manufacturers 37
Advice from MCOs to Manufacturers 40
Ch. 6 How Might Technology Adoption be Improved? 43
Balancing Costs and Benefits of Technology Adoption 43
MCOs and the Technology-Adoption Process 45
Improving Clinical Information 46
Other Issues That Warrant Consideration 49
Moving Forward 52
App. A Project Description for Prospective Interview Respondents 55
App. B Description of Interviews with Device Manufacturers 57
App. C Description of Interviews with Managed Care Organizations 61
References 65
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