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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Feussner, H; Wilhelm, D; Härtl, F; Schneider, A; Siess, M 
Title:
[Are there technological advances in minimally invasive surgery and who will pay them?] 
Abstract:
The successful development of minimally invasive surgery would have been inconceivable without continuous advances in medical technology. The users, i.e. the surgeons, however, only accepted innovations with a clear-cut positive impact on clinical care. Accordingly, the expected exponential rise in costs could be avoided. The imbalance in cost/benefit aspects between the deliverers of medical care on one hand, and the patients, the insurance companies and the employers on the other is critical.I...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Chirurg 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
78 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
519-24 
Language:
de 
Print-ISSN:
0009-4722 
TUM Institution:
Chirurgiesche Klinik und Poliklinik