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|Type:||Artigo de evento|
|Title:||Projected Costs For Acquisition Of Equipment Ultrasound In Medical Clinics [projeção De Custos Para Aquisição De Equipamentos De Ultra-som Em Clínicas Médicas]|
|Abstract:||The objective of this work is to present a projection of costs for ultrasound scanning equipment acquisitions by medical imaging clinics and to understand how these acquisitions affect the final value of ease exam. In order to meet customer demands for the newest technology, medical imaging clinics substitute their equipments in shorter periods of time, trying to follow the launching of more sophisticated products. The cost of the anticipation of ultrasound scanning replacement was projected to verify how it affects the clinic budget. According to medical imaging clinics market profile, two factors of great importance in ultrasound scanning acquisition have been identified: the cost of tax loans paid and the monthly demand of imaging services. Medical imaging clinics seldom have the preoccupation to verify the impact of these factors in the equipment replacement, which may cause damage to their financial health. For this study data from 04 clinics, that have together 12 equipment acquisition processes in a given period, have been collected and analyzed. The clinics are located in the city of Campinas (SP, Brazil), which has a population greater than 1 million people. Each chosen clinic monthly makes, by ultrasound equipment, from 400 to 700 exams. The results showed that each exam costs from $1.00 up to $7.22, just due to ultrasound scanning equipment acquisition. When the anticipation of medical equipment replacement was combined to the cost of tax loans paid and the monthly demand of imaging services, the projected cost of an imaging exam reached values between $1.00 and $20.00. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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