HTA AND MEDICAL DEVICES
HTA and Medical Devices
Alex Faulkner in the preface of the book Medical Technology into Healthcare and Society: a Sociology of Devices, Innovation and Governance, England 2009, states that while medical technology receives increasing attention, the significance of devices as a sector in healthcare systems and in winder society remains a relatively neglected topic in social science analysis and interpretation.
Some references where the topic medical devices and health technology assessment are addressed:
1. The book, The Technological Imperative in Medicine, New York 1981, present historical aspects about the adoption of technologies, and also the technological imperative. This topic is also discussed by Dr. Bjørn Hofmann, Oslo University, in the article Is there a technological imperative in health care?.
2. Redirecting innovation in U.S. Healthcare, Options to Decrease Spending and Increase Value, 2014. It is a report part of the RAND Corporation research report series that address many aspects related with technology innovation and medical devices.