The cost of MRI : changes in costs 1989-1996.
A study was conducted to provide an up-to-date analysis of the costs associated with operating an MRI facility in a mainstream National Health Service (NHS) setting.
This paper presents an analysis of the costs associated with the acquisition and operation of an MRI scanner installed at the Walsgrave NHS Trust in Coventry in 1988.
Costs arising immediately after the introduction of the MRI facility in 1988 are compared with the costs arising towards the end of the scanner's useful life during the 1995/96 financial year.
The findings suggest that although the nominal total costs of MRI have increased marginally, from £403,223 to £434,037 (an increase of £30,814), the increase in total costs is below the rate of inflation, and the nominal average costs of MRI have fallen from £179.20 to £115.77 over the period.
Mots-clés Pascal : Imagerie RMN, Evaluation, Gestion, Coût capital, Etude comparative, Hôpital, Article synthèse, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme, Imagerie médicale, Radiodiagnostic, Economie santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, Evaluation, Management, Capital cost, Comparative study, Hospital, Review, United Kingdom, Europe, Human, Medical imagery, Radiodiagnosis, Health economy
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Cote : 99-0334574
Code Inist : 002B24A10. Création : 16/11/1999.