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By H. David Banta

ISBN-10: 089838897X

ISBN-13: 9780898388978

This document, waiting for and Assessing overall healthiness Care know-how, is the 1st file from the STG fee on wellbeing and fitness Care expertise. The STG (Stuurgroep Toekomstscenario's Gezondheidzorg) was once demonstrated in 1983 as an autonomous advisory staff to the kingdom Secretary for Welfare, Public health and wellbeing, and Cultural Affairs (WVC) to aid in long-range wellbeing and fitness making plans efforts. up to now, STG commissions have tested heart problems, melanoma, getting older, and existence kinds as problems with value to the health and wellbeing of the Dutch inhabitants sooner or later. evidently, well-being care know-how is of significant problem to the govt. at the one hand, know-how is among the significant instruments to advertise a fit inhabitants. nonetheless, the prices of health and wellbeing care were emerging at an alarming price lately. It was once those proof, in addition to the social outcomes of definite applied sciences akin to genetic screening, that led the STG to set up the fee on wellbeing and fitness Care expertise in 1985. the ecu workplace of the area health and wellbeing association (EURO) cosponsored the venture. The future health Council (Gezondheidsraad) agreed to cooperate with the undertaking by way of furnishing house and highbrow and logistical aid. The aim of the Commission's paintings is to strengthen adequate details on destiny technological advancements in future health and future health care to help making plans for his or her results. next studies will supply extra aspect on healthiness care applied sciences and should offer in-depth tests on a number of particular technological areas.

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And perhaps recommendations; and disseminate the information to those who need it. especially policy makers. An important part of such a system would be studies concerning future health care technology. Such studies would involve continued efforts to: 1. identify technologies before they come into widespread use; and 2. prospectively assess the implications and consequences of the most important of these future technologies. 2. Existing policies need to be exawfned for their effects on health care technology development and use.

C. Donders together laid the basic for modern ophthalmology by making full use of physics, optics, and the discovery of the ophthalmoscope by Helmholtz in 1851. Roentgen discovered x-rays in 1895; within ten years this led to considerable industrial activity in the manufacture of diagnostic x-ray equipment (51). g. immunology, genetics, and toxicology. During this time, the principal application of medical knowledge was in the field of diagnosis. The practitioner was a master at identification of a particular disease, after which he could not do much more than let the illness run its full, natural course.

The most important policies in terms of technology are implemented through regulatory and financial mechanisms. In general. expanding regulation seems of limited benefit in rationalizing technology. At the same time. two important issues concerning regulation in the Netherlands deserve consideration: 22 1. the lack of mechanisms for assuring efficacy and safety of medical devices 2. the fragmentation of mechanisms for assuring efficacy and safety of drugs and biologics. The effects of financial mechanisms have generally been little considered until fairly recently.

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