ERIC Number: ED257783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-7
Reference Count: 0
Health Care Technology Assessment. Hearing Before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session on Examination of the Health Cost Containment Issue: Health Technology Assessment; General Cost Containment Strategies; and Cost Implications of Defensive Medicine and Medical Malpractice.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This committee hearing was held to consider factors in federal suport of health care services, including the roles of professional organizations, insurance companies, and hospitals. The process of evaluating whether the use of medical technology, diagnostic tests, and therapeutic procedures are cost-effective and beneficial is identified as "technology assessment." Included in the considerations were general cost containment strategies and cost implications of defensive medicine and medical malpractice. Statements from 14 witnesses were recorded. Responses to questions posed by members of the committee are included. (JD)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.