EFFICIENT STRATEGIES IN MEDICAL EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT
Medical equipment is one of the most critical resources of the healthcare system worldwide, used for diagnosing, treating, monitoring and caring for patients, so the management of these vital health technologies, developed as a comprehensive patient-centered process, is aimed towards the performance of health facilities, through rapid accessibility and availability, viability and safety, quality services and satisfaction of final beneficiaries, as well as the control of cost throughout the life cycle, allocation and optimal use of resources and overall profitability of the medical institution. This article presents a series of helpful strategies that healthcare units should use in order to increase the value of medical equipment and the success of the medical act, strategies implemented and monitored by clinical engineering structures.
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