8 September 1993 Tool for cost-effectiveness analysis in teleradiology
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Abstract
Although several studies have demonstrated the feasibility of teleradiology its cost- effectiveness has not yet been proven but is a prerequisite for wide acceptance and routine use in the medical environment. Thus, our aim is to develop a tool for cost-effectiveness analysis of radiological remote expert consultation and other teleradiological applications. The overall objective of the cost-effectiveness analysis tool is to provide the user with a detailed and comprehensive overview on the costs and benefits associated with the teleradiological application under consideration. A recommendation on the cost-effectiveness of a particular application should be given, and, if possible, an identification of superior alternative(s). The tool comprises several modules for data input, cost analysis, analysis of benefits, cost- effectiveness evaluation, and sensitivity analysis. It is applied in the EC project TELEMED (R1086) for the economic assessment of the pan-European teleradiological application pilot `Remote Expert Consultation.' Simulating costs and benefits of these and other teleradiology applications yields essential information for future routine use of teleradiology.
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Marlene Gerneth, Frank-Reinhard Bartsch, Rudolf Schosser, "Tool for cost-effectiveness analysis in teleradiology", Proc. SPIE 1899, Medical Imaging 1993: PACS Design and Evaluation, (8 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152908; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.152908
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