The Economics of Medical Technology

The Economics of Medical Technology

by Kristian Bolin
     
 

Medical technology broadly defined to include all aspects of the process of treating disease (e.g., pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and surgical procedures) is profoundly important for individual health and, consequently, also for general welfare. Advance in medical technology convey the prospect of both improved population health and increased general welfare.

Overview

Medical technology broadly defined to include all aspects of the process of treating disease (e.g., pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and surgical procedures) is profoundly important for individual health and, consequently, also for general welfare. Advance in medical technology convey the prospect of both improved population health and increased general welfare. However, because of the extensive regulation of the markets for healthcare goods and services, the development and application of medical technologies differ fundamentally from non-medical technological advances. In this volume of the Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research series, we present several papers that provided theoretical and empirical evidence about the market for medical technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781901281
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date:
09/05/2012
Series:
Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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