Medicine And Books

A Literature Review of the Cost-Effectiveness of Nuclear Medicine

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 17 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1614
  1. Tom Jefferson

    Jan Carter King's Fund Centre, pounds sterling16.95, pp 112 ISBN 1 85717 082 2

    With the growth in imaging techniques and concern about resource limits, an overview of studies on nuclear medicine is highly topical. Jan Carter reports the results of a project aimed at describing what is known about the economics of nuclear medicine procedures, assessing their probability of cost effectiveness, and defining further topics for research.

    The book starts with a general section providing an introduction and methods, and a useful background to the study with a short history of nuclear medicine together with a four page introduction to economic concepts in imaging. …

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