Industrial policy for the promotion of high-tech sectors is desirable under certain circumstances. In particular this could be the case for health care-related sectors, which are usually characterized by advanced technological content. Furthemore traditional industrial policy objectives applied to health sectors can be useful in the light of a new approach to health care policy. According to Di Tommaso and Schweitzer, traditional health policies, focused only on cost containment, should be replaced by more comprehensive policies, considering health care expenditures not just as a cost, but as an investment that can have remarkable returns in terms of innovation, employment and trade. In this view, health care is considered as a broad industrial sector.

The Geography of Intangibles: the case of the Health Industry

DI TOMMASO, Marco Rodolfo;PACI, Daniele;SCHWEITZER, Stuart
2005

Abstract

Industrial policy for the promotion of high-tech sectors is desirable under certain circumstances. In particular this could be the case for health care-related sectors, which are usually characterized by advanced technological content. Furthemore traditional industrial policy objectives applied to health sectors can be useful in the light of a new approach to health care policy. According to Di Tommaso and Schweitzer, traditional health policies, focused only on cost containment, should be replaced by more comprehensive policies, considering health care expenditures not just as a cost, but as an investment that can have remarkable returns in terms of innovation, employment and trade. In this view, health care is considered as a broad industrial sector.
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