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Medical Technology

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Medical Technology
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The editors examine the ways in which medical technology benefits and hinder society. They argue such questions as the medical technology "curve" and its impact on patient outcomes, the cost of providing cutting edge medical technology to patients, and the government's role in the development and procurement of medical technology. Varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue are presented. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.
Title: Medical technology
Publisher: Detroit :, Greenhaven Press,, [2013]
Characteristics: 233 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Ch 4. What is the government's role in medical technology? : Regulation of medical technology protects patients and is becoming more efficient / Jeffrey Shuren
Regulation of medical technology delays US patients' access to treatments / Josh Makower
Regulating mobile medical apps will increase their utility and availability / Tracy Granzyk Wetzel
Regulating mobile medical apps will interfere with patient care / Jonathan Emord
Ch 3. How do electronic medical records impact patients? : Electronic medical records reduce medical error / Bernie Monegain
Electronic medical records increase medical error / Alexi Mostrous
Growing medical identity theft puts patients at risk / Liv Osby
Electronic medical records do not increase identity theft / Linda Thede
Ch 2. How does medical technology affect health-care costs? : New technology is driving up the cost of health care / Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
New technology does not increase the cost of health care / Frank R. Lichtenberg
Medical technology adds to medicare costs / Jordan Rau
Better regulation of medical technology can contain medicare costs / Sean R. Tunis, Robert A. Berenson, Steve E. Phurrough, Penny E. Mohr
The medical device tax will devastate the medical technology industry / Devon Herrick
The medical device tax will have little impact on the medical technology industry / Christopher Flavelle
Ch 1. Does medical technology provide better patient outcomes? : Improved medical technology leads to better overall health / Nadeem Esmail, Dominika Wrona
Improved medical technology does not lead to better overall health / Sharyn Alfonsi, Courtney Hutchison
Minimally invasive robotic surgery shortens recovery and reduces risks / Roger Allan
Robotic surgery offers patients no benefits over traditonal surgery / Lisa Weidenfeld, Joseph Uchill
Self-tracking technology can help people live healthier lives / Emily Singer
People do not use self-tracking technology enough to realize health benefits / Kent Bottles
Medical physicists say fear of diagnostic radiation is overblown / Joel N. Shurkin
Medical imaging exposes people to too much radiation / Shannon Brownlee, Sam Wainwright
Summary: The editors examine the ways in which medical technology benefits and hinder society. They argue such questions as the medical technology "curve" and its impact on patient outcomes, the cost of providing cutting edge medical technology to patients, and the government's role in the development and procurement of medical technology. Varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue are presented. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.
Additional Contributors: Zott, Lynn M. (Lynn Marie), ), 1969-�. -
Ullmann, Carol,
ISBN: 0737760591
9780737760590
0737760583
9780737760583
Statement of Responsibility: Carol Ullmann and Lynn M. Zott, book editors
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Medical innovations Medical technology
Topical Term: Medical innovations
Medical technology
LCCN: 2012040690
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