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Technology diffusion : the troll under the bridge : a pilot study of low and highhealth technology in British Columbia Kazanjian, Arminée, 1947-; Friesen, K


This study set out to compile a classificatory scheme for examining technology in health care, and to generate hypotheses regarding patterns of diffusion and utilization in British Columbia. Specifically, the two objectives of the pilot study were: i) To develop from the literature on technology assessment a taxonomy for classifying technology in health care; and ii) to examine the empirical evidence on the diffusion and utilization of two diagnostic technologies - CT scanners and Automated Lab Tests selected specifically for their apparent dissimilitude on a number of dimensions such as cost, volume, and type of innovation.

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