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Equipment management: the Cinderella of bio-engineering.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3236878     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In recent years the work associated with equipment maintenance has become increasingly important. As concern for efficiency grows, the use of expensive equipment is questioned more closely. The running costs associated with such equipment are seen to be of growing relevance. Nonetheless, it is important to examine the work of maintenance departments, to identify the salient features and to ensure that the service is run as efficiently as possible. It becomes clear that the necessary support is considerably more than mere maintenance. Complete equipment management must be provided. Further, appropriate performance indicators must be developed, not only to allow overall efficiency to be examined, but also to assist in the daily running of the service. Examples are drawn from a typical equipment management department.
Authors:
D Whelpton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biomedical engineering     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0141-5425     ISO Abbreviation:  J Biomed Eng     Publication Date:  1988 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-05-11     Completed Date:  1989-05-11     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7906074     Medline TA:  J Biomed Eng     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  499-505     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Medical Equipment Maintenance Department, King's Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Decontamination
Equipment Failure
Equipment Safety / standards
Equipment and Supplies / standards*
Great Britain
Maintenance*

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