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Biomedical engineering in developing nations-clinician view point

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1 Author(s)
Varma, R.M. ; NIMHANS, Bangalore, India

The author argues that from the clinical angle, taking into account the inadequate back-up facilities, disease pattern and limited financial resources, a scientific planned approach is essential in a developing country to equip various levels of the health care delivery system in a need-based realistic manner. The clinical needs in developing nations differ from those in the developed nations due to the socioeconomic conditions dependent on geocultural specificity. The value of traditional insights, a holistic health model where health generation and health promotion are stressed and an appropriate mobilization of human resources should form the essential components of this specialized approach.<>

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1988. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE

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4-7 Nov. 1988