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The influence of economic incentives and regulatory factors on the adoption of treatment technologies: a case study of technologies used to treat heart attacks

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  • Mickael Bech

    (Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Odense C, Denmark)

  • Terkel Christiansen

    (Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Odense C, Denmark)

  • Kelly Dunham

    (Center for Health Policy, Stanford University, USA)

  • Jørgen Lauridsen

    (Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense C, Denmark)

  • Carl Hampus Lyttkens

    (Department of Economics, Lund University, Sweden)

  • Kathryn McDonald

    (Center for Health Policy, Stanford University, USA)

  • Alistair McGuire

    (LSE Health and Social Care, London School of Economics, UK)

Abstract

The Technological Change in Health Care Research Network collected unique patient-level data on three procedures for treatment of heart attack patients (catheterization, coronary artery bypass grafts and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty) for 17 countries over a 15-year period to examine the impact of economic and institutional factors on technology adoption. Specific institutional factors are shown to be important to the uptake of these technologies. Health-care systems characterized as public contract systems and reimbursement systems have higher adoption rates than public-integrated health-care systems. Central control of funding of investments is negatively associated with adoption rates and the impact is of the same magnitude as the overall health-care system classification. GDP per capita also has a strong role in initial adoption. The impact of income and institutional characteristics on the utilization rates of the three procedures diminishes over time. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Mickael Bech & Terkel Christiansen & Kelly Dunham & Jørgen Lauridsen & Carl Hampus Lyttkens & Kathryn McDonald & Alistair McGuire, 2009. "The influence of economic incentives and regulatory factors on the adoption of treatment technologies: a case study of technologies used to treat heart attacks," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(10), pages 1114-1132.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:hlthec:v:18:y:2009:i:10:p:1114-1132
    DOI: 10.1002/hec.1417
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