This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.
Deciding what technologies to include in the regular practice of medicine, and how they are to be distributed among institutions, is a complex process. This book presents the diffusion of computed tomography scanners, magnetic resonance imaging, megavolt therapy, coronary artery bypass surgery, renal dialysis and transplant, and lithotripters in Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, France, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
The picture of regulation that emerges is often distant from rational planning, and belies the common American perception that European states are able to exercise strong bureaucratic control over medicine. Surgeons pre-emptively began heart transplants in the Netherlands and United
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
Expensive Health Technologies: Regulatory and Administrative Mechanisms in Europe. Ann Intern Med. 1989;110:499. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-110-6-499_1
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;110(6):499.
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only