Impacts of Advances in Medical Technology in Australia
This study has concluded. The research report was released on 20 September 2005.
The Productivity Commission was asked to report within 12 months on the impact of advances in medical technology on healthcare expenditure in Australia. The study will detail and explain the impact of advances in medical technology on public and private healthcare expenditure, and the associated costs and benefits for the Australian community.
Technology is defined in broad terms, encompassing physical equipment, instruments and pharmaceuticals, clinical procedures, knowledge and support systems within which health care is provided.