When is inhouse service cost effective?

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  • The benefits and structure of the inhouse service program at the University of Alabama in Birmingham are reviewed. The program, when analyzed and compared to contracted service, realizes a savings of from $190, 000 to $250, 000 per year. Scaling the program to smaller hospitals indicates that inhouse service becomes cost effective when 11/2 million dollars or more of equipment is involved. For remotely located hospitals the cost effective equipment figure may be somewhat less. © 1980 SPIE.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 10480429
  • Author List

  • Barnes GT; McDanal WL
  • Start Page

  • 286
  • End Page

  • 290
  • Volume

  • 233