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Quantifiable Risk Factors in Medical Equipment Management Program

  • Călin CorciovăEmail author
  • D. Andriţoi
  • C. Luca
  • R. Ciorap
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 71)

Abstract

The provision of today’s health services depends on a steady increase in the evolution of medical technology. There is no hospital department that has not felt the impact of electronic, mechanical, hydraulic equipment in daily routine. The development of medical technology, the complexity of medical equipment has been rapid, producing a proliferation of growing medical devices. This paper was conducted to provide a comprehensive study evaluating the maintenance and repair program for medical equipment to determine the optimal method for a cost-effective management system and to identify risk factors. When a risk assessment tool is being developed, quantified and implemented, many applications are possible to generate procedure risk monitoring presentations across the institution to implement a technical competence program for biomedical/clinical engineers, technicians and clinicians.

Keywords

Risk factors Medical equipment assessment Management program Quality guidelines 

Notes

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Călin Corciovă
    • 1
    Email author
  • D. Andriţoi
    • 1
  • C. Luca
    • 1
  • R. Ciorap
    • 1
  1. 1.Biomedical Sciences DepartmentUniversity of Medicine and Pharmacy “Grigore T. Popa”IasiRomania

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