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About 70% of the survival improvement in heart attack mortality resulted from changes in technology.

Cutler D, McClellan M. Is Technological Change in Medicine Worth It?. Health Affairs. 2001; 20(5): 11-29. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/20/5/11.full

Reference

Title
Is Technological Change in Medicine Worth It?
Publication
Health Affairs
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Cutler D, McClellan M
Volume & Issue
Volume 20, Issue 5
Pages
11-29
URL
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Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

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