CONFERENCE I (June 17, 1978) MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND THE HEALTH CARE CONSUMER; AN OVERVIEW; A DEBATE: A BETTER LIFE THROUGH MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY (PRO AND CON); DECISION MAKING: WHO IS THE EXPERT?; WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS (WORKSHOPS I-IV).
This issue addresses the then complex questions surrounding the rapid development and application of technology in health care. Pro and Con discussion about the impact of that technology and presentations about who should be the decision-makers about the use of that new technology are included. Summaries of each workshop on consumerism and technology are described.