One important aspect of the evaluation of a new medical technology is the clinical context in which the technology will be used. This context includes the disease to be diagnosed or treated, alternative methods of diagnosis or treatment, and the epidemiology of both the illness itself and health services. This paper presents a simple clinical paradigm of use in assessing new technologies.
Helen L. Smits; The Clinical Context of Technology Assessment. J Health Polit Policy Law 1 February 1984; 9 (1): 31–40. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03616878-9-1-31
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