TITLE

Promoting the feelgood factor

PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);12/10/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7665, Special Section p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the development of the healthcare equipment for the British patients. Charles Tavner, the healthcare business unit manager for Cambridge Consultants, which has worked with manufacturers on designing medical products ranging from inhalers to a fertility tester. He said that there is an increasing amount of patient choice in the U.S. and now in the National Health Service (NHS) including choice of drugs and choice of hospital. Until recently, functionality was all that mattered in the design of medical equipment and for the most part, said Tavner that the NHS still buys the cheapest device that is capable of doing the job. But the desire in the British for patients particularly the elderly, to treat themselves and receive more of their treatment at home rather than in hospital, will require a significant shift in the design and packaging of medical devices.
ACCESSION #
15359200

 

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