How are decisions to introduce new surgical technologies made? Advanced laparoscopic surgery at a Canadian community hospital: A qualitative case study and evaluation.

@article{Sharma2006HowAD,
  title={How are decisions to introduce new surgical technologies made? Advanced laparoscopic surgery at a Canadian community hospital: A qualitative case study and evaluation.},
  author={Bharat Sharma and Nathalie M Danjoux and Julie L. Harnish and David R. Urbach},
  journal={Surgical innovation},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={250-6}
}
The introduction of many new surgical technologies is associated with increased costs and uncertainty regarding risks and benefits. Currently, little is known about how decisions are made regarding the adoption of surgical innovations. To study the decision-making process for adoption of advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures at a community hospital in Toronto, Canada, we used qualitative case study methods. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews with key informants. We… CONTINUE READING

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