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When Is Inhouse Service Cost Effective?
Author(s): Gary T. Barnes; William L. McDanal
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0233, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VIII, (18 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958937
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Gary T. Barnes, University of Alabama in Birmingham (United States)
William L. McDanal, University of Alabama in Birmingham (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0233:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VIII
Joel E. Gray; William R. Hendee; Andrew G. Haus; William S. Properzio, Editor(s)

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