Palesh, M., Tishelman, C., Fredrikson, S., Jamshidi, H., Tomson, G., & Emami, A. (2010) “We noticed that suddenly the country has become full of MRI”. Policy makers’ views on diffusion and use of health technologies in Iran. Health research policy and system, (8)9. Retrieved from:http://www.health-policy-systems.com/content/8/1/9.
Uncontrolled proliferation of health technologies (HT) is one contributor to the increasing pressure on health systems to adopt new technologies. With limited resources, policy-makers encounter difficulties in fulfilling their responsibility to meet the healthcare needs of the population. The aim of this study is to explore how policy-makers’ reason about the diffusion and utilization of health technologies in Iran using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and interferon beta as tracers.