Manchester Centre for Health Economics | Seminar Series
|Starts:||11:30 2 Oct 2013|
|Ends:||12:30 2 Oct 2013|
|What is it:||Academic calendar|
|Organiser:||Institute of Population Health|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Current University students, University staff|
Host: Centre for Health Economics, Institute of Population Health
Speaker: Professor. Stirling Bryan from the University of Aberdeen
Topic: Are we suffering an addiction to adoption in health economics?
About the event:
A major driver of cost growth in health care is the rapid increase in the utilization of existing technology and not simply the adoption of new technology. Health economists and their HTA colleagues have become obsessed by technology adoption questions and have largely ignored ‘technology management’ questions. Technology management would include the life-cycle assessment of technologies in use, to assess their real-world performance; and monitoring of technology indication creep. A rebalancing of focus might encourage a more self-critical and learning culture amongst those involved in technology evaluation. Further, it would facilitate health economists and health technology assessment analysts to make a more significant contribution to health care system efficiency.
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