Socioeconomic Evaluations: an Executive Summary
In the past, decisions about the use of health care technologies were based solely on the clinical safety and efficacy of the technology. Upwardly spiraling medical costs as well as the unique burden associated with managing chronic disease have sensitized health care decision-makers in both the private and the public sector to the problems of scarce resources and multiple competing interventions. These problems have pressed decision-makers to examine additional criteria in deciding whether and when to use and pay for a particular technology.
KeywordsInsurance Coverage Transportation Expense Arena
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