Reducing maintenance and repair costs in an interventional pulmonology program.

  title={Reducing maintenance and repair costs in an interventional pulmonology program.},
  author={William W Lunn and Robert Lee Garland and Lorraine Gryniuk and Laureen H. Smith and David J Feller-Kopman and Armin Ernst},
  volume={127 4},
BACKGROUND In the current economic climate, hospitals and academic institutions demand that medical departments function in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Detailed business plans are necessary to build new clinical programs, and institutions have learned that new programs are associated with significant costs for purchasing and maintaining equipment. We report our experience with repairs to equipment before and after starting our interventional pulmonary (IP) program, and with the… CONTINUE READING

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