Evaluation Methods for Biomedical Technology

Evaluation Methods for Biomedical Technology

Maria Sevdali (Scientific Collaborator of Technological Educational Institution Kalamata, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-982-3.ch048
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Abstract

Over the past few years specialized tools for the measurement of the health level have been developed related to the quality of life (health-related quality of life—HRQOL) and in general they include both the objective and subjective criteria of human operation as it is illustrated through a person’s individual and social activities. These psychometric tools are addressed either to adults or to children and actually elevate the health services user to a basic assessor of the effectiveness of medical interventions (medication, modern surgical techniques, biomedical equipment, etc.) and generally of the entire health system. 

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