Equiment Planning and Selection. A Case Study on Electronic Fetal Monitor
(1982; 58 pages)

The introduction of health technology is a process of critical importance for the health sector in any country, and is of particular importance in developing countries. Not only does it impact on the health care that the country is able to provide for its population during the useful life of the technology (generally 10 years or more), but it also influences the equitable distribution of health services, alters the course of medical and nursing education, and commits the national health budget for many years to come. This process is a concern of the Program on Health Technology Policy and Development of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). This training module,"Introduction to the Selection of Health Technology - Case Study: Electronic Fetal Monitors " supports developing rational management procedures to improve health services and health care.
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