Utilisation study of CT scan in a multi-speciality hospital

Kumar, Naveen P (2014) Utilisation study of CT scan in a multi-speciality hospital. International Journal of Scientific Research, 3 (7). pp. 1-2. ISSN 2277 - 8179

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Abstract

The cost of imaging modalities is humungous in multi-specialty care hospitals. The administrators have to drive the management of plethora of investigative modalities with utmost care. As these are capital intensive, utilisation studies of such equipment after installation is very essential and drawn lot of significance since beginning. The introduction of CT has been one of the most significant advances among the imaging techniques.The first users were physicians within Research hospitals, then, community hospitals started using them and private practitioners, meanwhile, typically did not purchase the expensive systems. To study the utilisation of CT scan, the approach undertaken was a prospective study to find the number of scans done over a 6-month period, the average scans done in a day were calculated. The average time taken per scan was found. These calculations give us the time the machine is being run over in a 8-hour shift. The 8-hour shift was considered as maximum time the machine is operable. The utilisation co-efficient index was the tool used to deduce the utilisation percentage of the CT scan. The machine in the study was utilised with 50% of its full potential.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CT Scan; utilisation index; scans/month.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Hospital Administration
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 05:01
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2014 05:01
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140140

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