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Title: MEDICAL INNOVATIONS AND THEIR IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES IN THE UNITED STATES
Authors: Beauchamp, Tyler
Advisors: Tarnita, Corina
Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Class Year: 2015
Abstract: There is a large disconnect between the amount Americans spend on healthcare and their relatively poor health outcomes. In this thesis, I explore the reasons for this disconnect and offer potential solutions. After discussing healthcare waste reduction strategies, I outline medical innovations that could improve healthcare quality, with a focus on innovations in the rapidly changing fields of genetic testing, regenerative medicine, and big data. I discuss the often-hyped promises of these innovations, and consider the scientific, logistic, political, economic, social, and ethical challenges that need to be solved before they can be implemented. I end by analyzing the reasons for the successful implementation of a now-ubiquitous medical innovation, the CT scanner, and apply insights from this analysis to innovations that I outline earlier in the paper.
Extent: 76 pages
URI: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp012801pj65p
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 1992-2016

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