The relationship between per capita income and diffusion of medical technologies.

@article{Slade2001TheRB,
  title={The relationship between per capita income and diffusion of medical technologies.},
  author={Eric P. Slade and Gerard F. Anderson},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2001},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={1-14}
}
It is commonly known that per capita income is correlated with the level of health care spending and that technology is a major factor in explaining the increase in health care spending. This study examines differences in the rate of diffusion of medical technologies in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries between 1975 and 1995. We find that the importance of income in explaining the long-term availability of a technology generally declines over time and becomes… CONTINUE READING