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Issue 3 • Date Fall 1996

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  • Technology and the Revolution in Health Core Economics

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Medicine's New Dark Age

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Expanding the Hippocratic Oath

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Technology and health care-driving costs up, not down

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):40 - 45
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    Health care costs in the United States are approaching a trillion dollars per year, about 14% of the Gross National Product. Despite this enormous cost, about 20% of the population are without health insurance. An even greater number are only partially insured. Under these circumstances, what are the roles of technical innovations such as telemedicine and electronic medical records? Will these inn... View full abstract»

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  • Ethical issues in managed care

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):28 - 31, 39
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    The emergence and expected dominance of managed care has transformed every dimension of health care and created new ethical and policy questions. In particular, it has reshaped the physician-patient relationship and threatens the physician's role as a patient advocate. The paper discusses some ethical and financial issues of the managed care revolution View full abstract»

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  • Information and medical ethics: protecting patient privacy

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):32 - 39
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    As medical records become electronic, pieces of everyone's health history will reside in public and private computer repositories. The paper discusses issues of medical ethics, including the protection of patient privacy View full abstract»

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  • Emerging medical technologies: balancing risks and benefits

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):23 - 27
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    Medical technology has advanced at an incredible pace during the last fifty years. Physicians and scientists have harvested the fruits of explosive growth in electronics and the material sciences by applying revolutionary advancements in these technologies to medical science. These developments have fed upon one another, creating an environment of synergy and rapid innovation. Unfortunately, the U... View full abstract»

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  • Are technology and ethics out of step? Oregon's experience

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):15 - 16, 22
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    Spiralling health care costs have led many in the US to demand cost containment, either through damages in the health care delivery system, or through redesign of benefits and reimbursement schedules. In response to these concerns, the state of Oregon has made efforts to develop sustainable financing of health care by redefining the benefits package provided by the state to its citizens. The paper... View full abstract»

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  • Abandonment of the patient

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):17 - 22
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    Those of us in the United States who have devoted our lives to ensuring quality care to patients and families, and the patients and families who rely on the health care system, face momentous issues. I briefly outline what I consider to be the most critical of these issues. These issues include health care economics, technology and government policies View full abstract»

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  • The truth about technology and health care costs

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):10 - 14
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    In the US, the health care cost problem is both complex and critical, since it will shape the direction of future policies for health care delivery and financing systems. This debate over health care cost inflation often centers on the role of medical technology. The paper discusses the role of technology in rising health care costs View full abstract»

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  • Medical technology development: limiting regulation

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):4 - 9
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    The medical technology industry is one of the most innovative sectors of the US economy. The paper considers how the US federal government, in a variety of roles as promoter, protector and payer, is involved in every stage of the innovative process for medical technology. It discusses the influence of government policies on medical innovation View full abstract»

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