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The Economics of New Health TechnologiesIncentives, organization, and financing$
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Joan Costa-Font, Christophe Courbage, and Alistair McGuire

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199550685

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550685.001.0001

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What do we know about the role of health care technology in driving health care expenditure growth?

What do we know about the role of health care technology in driving health care expenditure growth?

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(p.3) Chapter 1 What do we know about the role of health care technology in driving health care expenditure growth?
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The Economics of New Health Technologies
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Alistair McGuire

Victoria Serra-Sastre

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550685.003.0001

This chapter positions the debate of technology change in health care in the context of health systems reform. It discusses definitions of technological change and innovation, and their impact in driving health system change and output (expenditures). It summarizes an aspect of the literature and contains important insights that need to be accounted for when examining health care technological change and expenditure trends.

Keywords:   technological change, health systems reform, health care reform, health care expenditure

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