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Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 1997 Fall;13(4):501-11.

Low-cost diagnostic technologies and clinical outcomes. The impact of inappropriate utilization.


Commodification of low-cost diagnostic technologies (LCDTs) carries the risk of an unintended and potentially worrisome shift in how we conceive of health assessment. Optimizing practice requires a balanced understanding of both the beneficial and harmful impact of the use of LCDTs and the development of system incentives for appropriate use.

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