Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Clinical and economic efficacy of medical equipment at municipal health care institutions in megapolis

Year: 2011, volume 7 Issue: №4 Pages: 779-783
Heading: Health Service Organization Article type: Original article
Authors: Shulaev А.V., Mazitov M.R., Gataullin M.R.
Organization: Kazan State Medical University, Kazan Public Health Service

Introduction of health insurance system provided modernization of medical facilities and equipment. High costs on medical equipment especially imported require economic analysis of its use. The aim of the study was to conduct clinical and economic analysis of efficacy of medical equipment use by municipal health care agencies in megapolis. Materials and methods: Annual reports on medical devices and anonymous questionnaires were included into the research. The study revealed the following results: more than 48,65% of medical equipment owned by hospitals exploited during 6-10 years and was retired. Due to insufficient funding only 49,13% of all medical equipment undergoes technical maintenance. Lack of equipment reduces the amount of free medical service. Conclusion: Health care institutions are provided with medical equipment in 30-40%. It results in quality of medical equipment in polyclinics and hospitals where up to 80% of technology is obsolete. Rational use of medical equipment makes possible to provide diagnostic assistance to population in megapolis

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