Study on cost-benefit analysis of computerised tomography (CT) scan

Kumar, Naveen P (2014) Study on cost-benefit analysis of computerised tomography (CT) scan. International Journal of Health Sciences & Research, 4 (8). pp. 205-211. ISSN 2249-9571

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Abstract

Conventional X-ray equipment became commercially available in 1896.Computerised Tomography became available in 1970s. Since, its advent the diagnostic imaging has metamorphosed into one dynamic modality of investigations. The clinicians started depending on imaging more now than ever. Health care (or healthcare) is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care systems are organizations established to meet the health needs of target populations. Cost–benefit analysis is often used by governments and other organizations, such as private sector businesses, to evaluate the desirability of a given policy. It is an analysis of the expected balance of benefits and costs, including an account of foregone alternatives and the status quo. Cost–benefit analysis (CBA) is a systematic process for calculating and comparing benefits and costs of a project. Main purpose of CBA is to determine if it is a sound investment/decision (justification/feasibility). In CBA, benefits and costs are expressed in monetary terms. In this study, CBA tool was applied in CT scan facility in a hospital. The benefits, in the terns of profits, to the management or ownership of the hospital were studied. The profits if continued over a period of 4-5 years would enable break-even to the investors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computerised tomography scan; imageology costing; cost-benefit analysis.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Hospital Administration
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 09:54
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2014 09:54
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140400

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