Evaluating New Technology

Paul J. Carniol, Ryan N. Heffelfinger, Lisa D. Grunebaum

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There are multiple complex issues to consider when evaluating any new technology. First evaluate the efficacy of the device. Then considering your patient population decide whether this technology brings an added benefit to your patients. If it meets these 2 criteria, then proceed to the financial analysis of acquiring this technology. The complete financial analysis has several important components that include but are not limited to cost, value, alternatives, return on investment, and associated marketing expense.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-257
Number of pages5
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2018


  • Lasers
  • New technology
  • Radiofrequency
  • Risk/benefit technology
  • ROI for technology
  • Technology efficacy
  • Technology revenue/expenses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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