Critical Questions Regarding a New Diagnostic Technology: A Case Study Using Computerized Tomography of the Head
Is it more efficacious than existing alternatives? (In this case the existing alternative is radionuclide imaging). How much so?
Can we direct it towards those who need it the most? (Or, keep it away from those who need it least?) What tradeoffs would be involved if we were to try to be more selective in its use?
How much does it cost?
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