Technology assessment and the sociopolitics of health technologies.

  title={Technology assessment and the sociopolitics of health technologies.},
  author={Pascale Lehoux and Stuart Blume},
  journal={Journal of health politics, policy and law},
  volume={25 6},
In a growing number of countries, health technology assessment (HTA) has come to be seen as a vital component in policy making. Even though the assessment of the social, political, and ethical aspects of health technology is listed as one of its main objectives, in practice, the integration of such dimensions into HTA remains limited. Recent social scientific research on the inherently political nature of technology strongly supports such a comprehensive approach. The growing claims by and on… CONTINUE READING
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