Decision makers' perceptions of health technology decision making and priority setting at the institutional level

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dc.contributor.author Gallego, G
dc.contributor.author Fowler, S
dc.contributor.author van Gool, K
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:50:24Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Australian Health Review, 2008, 32 (3), pp. 520 - 527
dc.identifier.issn 0156-5788
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/9553
dc.description.abstract This study describes health care decision makers' perceptions about decision making processes for the introduction, diffusion and prioritisation of new health technologies at the regional and institutional level. The aim of the study was to aid the design of a new process of technology assessment and decision making for the Northern Sydney and Central Coast Area Health Service (NSCCAHS). Twelve in-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with senior health service managers, nurse managers and senior medical clinicians in the NSCCAHS. Interviewees described prioritisation and decision-making processes as "ad hoc". Safety and effectiveness were considered the most important criteria in decision making but budgetary consideration often drove decisions about the uptake and diffusion of new technologies. Current dissatisfaction with decision-making processes creates opportunities for reform, including the introduction of consistent local technology assessments.
dc.language eng
dc.title Decision makers' perceptions of health technology decision making and priority setting at the institutional level
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Australian Health Review
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 32
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Canberra, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 520 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 527 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.Faculty of Business en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1605 Policy and Administration
dc.personcode 106498
dc.personcode 102201
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Policy and Administration en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Economics and Research Evaluation
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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