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The diffusion of medical technology: free enterprise and regulatory models in the USA.
  1. A E James,
  2. S Perry,
  3. S E Warner,
  4. J E Chapman,
  5. R M Zaner
  1. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.


    The diffusion of technology in the US has taken place in an environment of both regulation and free enterprise. Each has been subject to manipulation by doctors and medical administrators that has fostered unprecedented ethical dilemmas and legal challenges. Understanding these developments and historical precedents may allow a more rational diffusion policy for medical technology in the future.

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