Taming the Beloved Beast: How Medical Technology Costs Are Destroying Our Health Care System

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Technological innovation is deeply woven into the fabric of American culture, and is no less a basic feature of American health care. Medical technology saves lives and relieves suffering, and is enormously popular with the public, profitable for doctors, and a source of great wealth for industry. Yet its costs are rising at a dangerously unsustainable rate. The control of technology costs poses a terrible ethical and policy dilemma. How can we deny people what they may need to live and flourish? Yet is it not also harmful ...

Taming the Beloved Beast: How Medical Technology Costs Are Destroying Our Health Care How Medical Technology Costs Are Destroying Our Health Care System System 2009, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691142364

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