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Increased use of medical technology, like colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy for colon cancer screening, could save $178.2 billion between 2010 and 2035.

Health Savings: Medical technology and the economic burden of disease. http://assets1b.milkeninstitute.org/assets/Publication/ResearchReport/PDF/HealthySavings.pdf. Published 2014

Reference

Title
Health Savings: Medical technology and the economic burden of disease
Publisher
Milken Institute
Publication Date
Published 2014
Authors
Chatterjee, A, J King, S Kubendran, and R DeVol
URL
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Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

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