A signalling theory of excessive technological adoption.

@article{Barros1999AST,
  title={A signalling theory of excessive technological adoption.},
  author={Pedro Pita Barros and Carlos Gouveia Pinto and Armando D Machado},
  journal={Health care management science},
  year={1999},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={117-23}
}
Technology adoption has been identified as one of the main elements behind the growth of health care expenditures. It has been argued that the health insurance arrangements in the US justify, to a certain extent, the technology-driven rise in costs. Moreover, it eases the adoption of less cost-effective procedures and devices. This paper presents an… CONTINUE READING