NHS is failing to reap benefit of new technologies, MPs say

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 14 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:861
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

The NHS must overcome its preference for short term savings and develop strategies to stop the current underuse of new medical technologies, a parliamentary advisory committee recommended in a report published last week.

The House of Commons Health Committee, an all party committee of MPs that scrutinises Department of Health expenditure and policy, found that the potential benefits of new medical technologies, including telemedicine and computer systems, were not being realised by the NHS. The report noted that the …

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