Clinical technology in small hospitals

  • A. Wasunna


Major advances in medicine, especially in surgical treatment and critical care, are inevitably closely related to developments in modern technology. Health care is rapidly becoming technology dependent, yet technology can be expensive and, for countries with limited resources, the assessment, selection, cost, absorption and maintenance of technology (particularly imported technology) are crucial issues. Moreover, high technology, including equipment and treatment methods, may not necessarily be appropriate. There is therefore a continuing awareness of the need to consider carefully the transfer and/or adaptation of health technologies. To address these needs WHO has, for example, fostered the development of certain equipment and has prepared a series of handbooks which provide illustrated guides to laboratory, radiological and surgical techniques and procedures.


District Hospital Inguinal Hernia Repair Small Hospital Radiographic Technique International Electrotechnical Commission 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Wasunna
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  1. 1.Medical Officer, Clinical TechnologyWorld Health OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland

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