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dc.contributor.authorKulvik, Marttien_US
dc.contributor.authorLinnosmaa, Ismoen_US
dc.contributor.authorHermans, Raineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-21T10:56:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-21T10:56:49Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/63658-
dc.description.abstractNew technological applications are usually expected to increase the health care costs. But they can also spawn cost savings in the long run, for example, when making time-consuming diagnostic methods more efficient and facilitating targeted therapy. This study analyses how the implementation of new technological applications in acute treatment affects the long-term cost structure of health care. The non-monetary utility is compared to cost-efficiency impacts of a new technology. A theoretical apparatus is constructed and utilized in two empirical cases: thrombolytic therapy for stroke, and Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) on glioblastoma-type brain cancers. The empirical cases indicate how the monetary cost-efficiency of the new technologies can be related to the nonmonetary patient utility.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherThe Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesETLA Discussion Papers, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) 1037en_US
dc.subject.jelI11en_US
dc.subject.jelL65en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordtechnology, health care, costsen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitswesenen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitsökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwMedizintechnisches Geräten_US
dc.subject.stwKosten-Wirksamkeits-Analyseen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftsmodellen_US
dc.titleAdoption of new technologies and costs of health careen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn517648261en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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