Civil Engineering and National Goals in Bioengineeirng

by George Bugliarello, (A.M.ASCE), Dean; Coll. of Engrg., Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, IL,


Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 4, Pg. 645-653


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The increasing societal demands for better, more effective health care cannot be met without a fundamental re-examination of health care as a system, and without the mobilization of all our technological resources. The role that technology can play in the analysis, planning, and operation of an effective health-care system is extremely vast, and yet only imperfectly perceived. Two sets of questions need to be examined and resolved. The first is the potential that different areas of technology have in specific segments and aspects of the health-care system and of the related background disciplines. The second is the establishment of specific, pragmatic goals for increasing the effectiveness of the system.

Subject Headings: Social factors

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