Public Control of the Diffusion of Health Technology

  • F. F. H. Rutten
  • J. M. Greep
  • G. H. M. G. Haan
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)


In this paper we will consider the opportunities for public control of the development and diffusion of medical technology. A number of authors in this volume point out the necessity of identifying cost-effective technologies. At the same time, although it is quite clear that identification is one significant step, it does not automatically mean that one will be able to stop the diffusion of inefficient technologies. In this contribution, we would like to discuss some of the factors behind problems related to the control of the diffusion of medical technology, review some of the experience with regulating diffusion, and derive from that some recommendations.


Technology Assessment Medical Technology Audit Committee Sickness Fund Social Insurance System 
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  • F. F. H. Rutten
  • J. M. Greep
  • G. H. M. G. Haan

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