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Anticipating and Assessing Health Care Technology

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Volume 1.. Steering Committee on Future Health Scenarios.. 326 pages. Marinus Nijhoff Publishers; , Dordrecht: , 1987.. $47.50 (paperback).

Ann Intern Med. 1989;110(5):415. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-110-5-415_3
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The first report from the Commission on Future Health Care Technology, an independent advisory group to the State Secretary of Welfare, Public Health, and Cultural Affairs in the Netherlands. Drawing on worldwide talent, this book examines the role of new technologies in medicine and the diffusion of technologic change. It provides expert forecasts about the future of health care technology. One section concerning lasers and the future treatment of coronary artery disease is particularly intriguing. Six appendices provide a summary of the methods used in the studies as well as a detailed glossary of terms. (DBN)


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