[The annual costs of medical technology]

Tuomainen T
Record ID 31998008955
Original Title: Lääketieteellisten laitteiden vuosittaiset kustannukset sairaaloissa
Authors' objectives:

The objective of the research project was to define the capital costs and the operations and maintenance expenditures of radiological and surgical equipment, and to develop a computer aided calculation method for the life time operating costs of medical devices and technical systems in hospitals.

Authors' recommendations: The medical equipment cost calculation method can be used in conjunction with the Building Cost Information program (WinTaku), which includes 550 space models for the cost calculation of hospital buildings and spaces. With the equipment and space cost calculation methods, the effects of technology investments on hospital budgets can be analysed at a preliminary planning stage.
Authors' methods: Cost study
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1998
URL for published report: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe201210089382
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Finland
MeSH Terms
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Surgical Equipment
  • Technology, Radiologic
Organisation Name: Finnish Coordinating Center for Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: Finnish Office for Health Care Technology Assessment (Finohta)
Contact Name: .
Contact Email: fincchta@ppshp.fi
Copyright: Finnish Office for Health Care Technology Assessment
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