Evaluation of a hospital picture archiving and communication system.

  title={Evaluation of a hospital picture archiving and communication system.},
  author={Stirling Bryan and G. Weatherburn and M J Buxton and Jeffrey R. Watkins and Justin Keen and N M Muris},
  journal={Journal of health services research & policy},
  volume={4 4},
OBJECTIVES To establish the net costs to the hospital and the broad range of benefits associated with a hospital-wide picture archiving and communication system (PACS) that comprised digital acquisition, storage and transmission of radiological images via a hospital-wide network to 150 workstations. METHODS 'Before and after' comparisons and time series analyses at Hammersmith Hospital (London, UK), and comparison with five other British hospitals where PACS was not being installed. The cost… CONTINUE READING

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