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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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Diffusion of health technologies: evidence from the pharmaceutical sector

Diffusion of health technologies: evidence from the pharmaceutical sector

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(p.53) Chapter 4 Diffusion of health technologies: evidence from the pharmaceutical sector
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The Economics of New Health Technologies
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Victoria Serra-Sastre

Alistair McGuire

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550685.003.0004

This chapter discusses the role of technology diffusion in the area of pharmaceutical treatments. It is an up-to-date literature review of the main determinants of technology diffusion, including a discussion of the social, economic, and institutional constraints that enable pharmaceuticals to reach their targeted market.

Keywords:   technology diffusion, pharmaceutical treatments, new technology, social constraints, economic constraints, institutional constraints

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