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There are many burning issues in medicine today, but few attract more attention than the changing role of technology in patient care. New developments such as Jarvik 7 hearts and magnetic resonance imagers not only make medical headlines, they make front-page world news. We marvel at new medical technologies and the capabilities they bring. On the other hand, we are often uncertain about how and when they should be used. Underlying these concerns is the implication that health professionals, and particularly physicians, are not adequately prepared to deal with complex issues that result from the growing role of medical technology.
The Machine at the Bedside. Strategies for Using Technology in Patient Care.. Ann Intern Med. ;104:734. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-5-734_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(5):734.
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