The decision process for the acquisition of capital equipment in teaching hospitals

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Gerald Neal Hewitt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Roland H. Nelson

Abstract: Technological innovations have been the foundation of modern medical advances which have provided cures for some formerly incurable diseases. Reflecting this new technology, state-of-the-art equipment must be acquired by hospitals. However, greatly increased costs of acquiring as well as operating and maintaining this equipment have caused both public and professional concern. Therefore, the decision process for the acquisition of capital equipment has become increasingly important. That process, as conducted by teaching hospitals, is the subject of this study. A questionnaire was administered to a sample of the 419 hospitals with membership in the Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH) of the Association of American Medical Colleges in order to gather data for a descriptive study.

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Language: English
Date: 1983
Teaching hospitals $x Equipment and supplies
Hospitals $x Administration

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