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18 August 1980 When Is Inhouse Service Cost Effective?
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Proceedings Volume 0233, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VIII; (1980) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958937
Event: Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VIII, 1980, Las Vegas, United States
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.
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Gary T. Barnes and William L. McDanal "When Is Inhouse Service Cost Effective?", Proc. SPIE 0233, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VIII, (18 August 1980); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958937
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