Health technology development in Japan

N. Ikegami

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This article provides a comprehensive analysis of the social, cultural and economic factors which have led to the present pattern of technology utilization in Japan. It is divided into five sections. The first provides the historical framework; the second, an overview of the health care delivery context and its economic incentive structure; the third, an analysis of the various contenders involved in the process of resource allocation; the fourth, a description of the technology areas which have been emphasized in Japan; and the fifth, and examination of future issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-254
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health Informatics
  • General Nursing
  • Health Information Management


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