Minimal invasive surgery

Banta, H D
Record ID 31995004059
Authors' objectives:

To explore factors in diffusion of 10 key applications of MIT

Authors' results and conclusions: MIT has an extraordinary potential to improve patient care for many conditions, as well as reducing costs. Its diffusion is uneven, but rather slow in Europe. The main factor in slow diffusion seems to be budgetary systems that impede innovation. Few applications of MIT have been demonstrated to be effective by controlled studies, and even less good cost data are necessary.
Authors' recommendations: Despite its potentials, MIT has not gained much attention from policy-makers. Technology assessment could contribute much to this field, but has been relatively little used. Other output or dissemination activity: Update report, other publications - acceptance of recommendations, changes to practice, visibility of the field in the Netherlands, proposals for evaluation
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1993
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Netherlands
MeSH Terms
  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laser Therapy
Organisation Name: TNO
Contact Address: P.O. Box 2215, 2301 CE Leiden, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 71 518 13 80; Fax: +31 71 518 19 20
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Copyright: TNO, Prevention and Health
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