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  1. Fulltext. MR imaging in Japan and the United States : analysis of utilization and economics.

    Article - En anglais

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    OBJECTIVE

    In 1991, the total number of MR units available in Japan relative to the population was second only to that in the United States.

    I did a study to compare the utilization and costs of MR imaging systems in Japan and the United States.

    MATERIALS AND METHODS

    A questionnaire was mailed to all 746 medical facilities in Japan that had MR imaging units.

    The questionnaire concerned the characteristics of the facilities and the MR units, the utilization of MR imaging, and selected economic issues.

    The response rate was 422 (57%). The results were compared with those reported for the United States.

    RESULTS

    The total number (1893) of patients examined each year per MR unit in Japan was 56% of that in the United States.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Exploration, Homme, Etude comparative, Imagerie RMN, Japon, Asie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Analyse économique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Exploration, Human, Comparative study, Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, Japan, Asia, United States, North America, America, Economic analysis

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0257541

    Code Inist : 002B24A10. Création : 199406.