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Wells, P.N.T. ; Dept. of Med. Phys. & Bioeng., Bristol Gen. Hosp., UK

Examining the implications of developing substitute medical technologies that are less costly but produce some or better results. A conclusion has to be that, for many medical device technologies, outcome research may at best be irrelevant or, at worst, totally misleading. A randomized trial is generally believed to be the best way to compare the efficacy of two technologies that have the same or similar purpose.

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 1 )