New technology and health care costs--the case of robot-assisted surgery.

@article{Barbash2010NewTA,
  title={New technology and health care costs--the case of robot-assisted surgery.},
  author={G. Barbash and S. Glied},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={363 8},
  pages={
          701-4
        }
}
  • G. Barbash, S. Glied
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • Technological innovation in health care is an important driver of cost growth. Doctors and patients often embrace new modes of treatment before their merits and weaknesses are fully understood. These technologies can lead to increases in costs, either because they are simply more expensive than previous treatments or because their introduction leads to an expansion in the types and numbers of patients treated. We examined these patterns as they apply to the case of robot-assisted surgery… CONTINUE READING
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