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Application Of Decision-Making Methodology To Certificate Of Need Applications For CT Scanners
Author(s): Hans W. Gottinger; P. Shapiro
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a case study and application of decision-making methodology to two competing Certificate of Need (CON) Applications for CT body scanners. We demonstrate the use of decision-making methodology by evaluating the CON applications. Explicit value judgements reflecting the monetary equivalent of the different categories of benefit are introduced to facilitate this comparison. The difference between the benefits (measured in monetary terms) and costs is called the net social value. Any alternative with positive net social value is judged economically justifiable, and the alternative with the greatest net social value is judged the most attractive.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1982
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0375, Medical Imaging and Image Interpretation, (1 November 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.934680
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Hans W. Gottinger, Univ. Bielefeld (W . Germany)
P. Shapiro, Univ. of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0375:
Medical Imaging and Image Interpretation
Judith M. S. Prewitt, Editor(s)

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