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J Health Polit Policy Law (1982) 6 (4): 718–738.
Published: 01 August 1982
...James M. Brasfield Efficacious but expensive new technology has contributed to the rapid escalation of health care costs. The CT Scanner has become a symbol of the technological imperative. The health planning process at its best has experienced only limited success with this problem. This article...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1982) 7 (1): 125–127.
Published: 01 February 1982
... regulatory mechanisms. The health planning process tends to freeze in place simplistic models relating health care technology, intervention, and population health status. Checkoway cites data that Sweden has many fewer CAT scanners than the U.S. and yet maintains an overall higher health...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1983) 8 (2): 314–319.
Published: 01 April 1983
.... In practice, a balance must be struck between the need for the specific technical expertise of the providers and their potential to control the decision process or to inappropriately influence it. The deliberations regarding distribution of x-ray computed tomographic scanners provide a useful...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1983) 8 (3): 480–494.
Published: 01 June 1983
... of the rapid diffusion of CAT scanners. A CON official interviewed in Wash- ington State recalled the frustrations of trying to stem the tide: Since 1977, we’ve had a policy statement by the state board of health on CATS. It’s comprehensive. The applicant must demonstrate clearly...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1984) 9 (1): 31–40.
Published: 01 February 1984
... in question, and eventually led to marked improvements in preventive techniques. Perhaps one of the reasons computerized axial tomography (CAT) scanners have proved so attractive is that they offer so much more anatomical information, as compared to x-rays. Because they provide new information...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1980) 5 (1): 175–181.
Published: 01 February 1980
... to improvement of the understanding of the interrelationships between the legal and health care delivery systems. EMZ, the British company that pioneered CT scanners, has produced a new piece of diagnostic equipment called the zeumatograph which uses magnetic waves rather than radiation and is less...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1980) 5 (2): 381–386.
Published: 01 April 1980
...: A Model of the Nonprofit Hospital System.” Medical Care 18: 185-201, February 1980. Greenwald, Howard I?, et al. “Transportation or CT Scanners: A Theory and Method of Health Resources Allocation.” Health Services Research 14: 207-19, Fall, 1979. Karas, Stephen. “Cost Containment...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1995) 20 (3): 767–781.
Published: 01 June 1995
.... Trajtenberg , M. 1990 . Economic Analysis of Product Innovation: The Case of CT Scanners. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Turner , B. 1986 . Citizenship and Capitalism. London: Allen and Unwin. Wilding , P. 1982 . Professional Power and Social Welfare. London: Routledge. Wright...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1989) 14 (2): 341–365.
Published: 01 April 1989
... to encourage high numbers of x-rays to be taken, e.g., incentives based on the units of work a radiology department produces. CAT scanners. Comparing CAT scanners per million population between the two countries has been of much less interest than comparing the rate of adoption in the U.S. of CAT...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1984) 8 (4): 782–800.
Published: 01 August 1984
... respondents considered sharing of renal dialysis services to be a “serious inconvenience, ’ ’ it ranked third, followed closely by sharing of obstetrics/mater- nity departments. Closure of open-heart surgery and cancer therapy units follow in the ranking, while sharing of CAT scanners is viewed...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1982) 7 (1): 111–124.
Published: 01 February 1982
... a whole-body coaxial tomography (CAT) scanner. These plans also received HSA approval, bringing the number of CAT scanners in the local health area to seven, with more being planned. By contrast, the entire nation of Sweden has only nine CAT scanners, and yet Sweden has higher health...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1984) 9 (3): 527–529.
Published: 01 June 1984
... 527 528 Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law services- CT scanners, coronary artery surgery, diagnostic x-rays, hemodialysis, hip replacement, and total parenteral nutrition-the lower rates were due to budget limits. Since increased spending on these six technologies could have...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1982) 7 (3): 740–744.
Published: 01 June 1982
... to poor hospitals bring in a “patient-flow” to the higher-status hospital. On the other hand, they provide for the presence and the consulta- tion of the higher-status physician at the low-status hospital. While the low- status institution also may purchase services such as use of a CAT scanner...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1987) 12 (1): 113–136.
Published: 01 February 1987
... scanner diffusion. Brasfield contends that the existing system of planning and certificate- of-need (CON) regulation has been severely hampered by the absence of a proper incentive system, and that competition for funds for capital expenditures would provide the appropriate incentives...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1980) 5 (2): 375–380.
Published: 01 April 1980
.... Enthoven, “Shattuck Lecture-Cutting Cost Without Cutting the Quality of Care,” New England Journal of Medicine 298 (June 1, 1978): 1229-38. 6. W. A. Knaus, S. A. Schroeder, D. 0. Davis, “Impact of New Technology: The CT Scanner,” Medical Care 15 (July 1977): 533-42. 7. H. Fineberg et al...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1982) 7 (3): 707–722.
Published: 01 June 1982
... are fully aware of this and set the target somewhat higher for rural locales; but other standards and measures are vulnerable to less obvious problems of this same kind. A recent article by Sterman and Schaumberg on the use of the CT scan suggests that a reliance on the number of scanners per...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1981) 6 (3): 419–443.
Published: 01 June 1981
... departments in medical schools, for instance, applied heavy pressure to VA affiliates to invest in comput- erized axial tomography (CAT) scanners which provide three dimensional X-rays. But both the General Accounting OEce and certain members of Congress challenged the need for purchase...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1978) 3 (3): 328–344.
Published: 01 June 1978
.... 22. The case of the CT scanner is especially instructive for the types of questions it raises about technology assessment and cost, and the possibility of subjecting technology to assessment before diffusion. M. C. Creditor and J. B. Garrett, “The Information Base for Diffusion...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1978) 3 (3): 345–360.
Published: 01 June 1978
... is undetermined as is the impact of rising Blackstone Market Power and Resource Misallocation 355 malpractice premiums for both neurosurgeons and their substitutes for some procedures, orthopedic surgeons. Computer tomography scanners could increase neurosurgical workloads by facilitating...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1982) 7 (2): 542–558.
Published: 01 April 1982
...; and that planning procedures regulating CAT scanners and other medical tech- nology are simplistic and cannot be expected to improve the general health of the population. The net effect of their response is to question the desirability of consumer participation in health planning. Let me make...