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Cost analysis of magnetic resonance imaging at St. Joseph's Health Centre of London.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3815214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In April 1986 St. Joseph's Health Centre of London, Ont., completed 3 years of operating a magnetic resonance imaging unit. The first 2 years were devoted to research and development. From Apr. 1, 1985, to Mar. 31, 1986, the unit operated as the first clinical service unit in Canada. Over the 12 months 1671 patients (an average of 9 patients per 12-hour day) were examined. Studies of the brain (62%) and the spine (21%) accounted for most of the procedures. The operating costs for the year were $892,000; revenues totalled $449,000, for a deficit of $443,000. The average technical cost per patient was $534. Increasing the number of patients examined per year would lower the cost to $431.
L Reese
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne     Volume:  136     ISSN:  0820-3946     ISO Abbreviation:  CMAJ     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-04-07     Completed Date:  1987-04-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9711805     Medline TA:  CMAJ     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  497-501     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Diseases / diagnosis
Costs and Cost Analysis
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy / diagnostic use,  instrumentation*
Spinal Cord Diseases / diagnosis
United States

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