Total Cost of Ownership as a Management Tool for Medical Devices Planning: a Case Study of a ST-Analyzer in Perinatology

Hospodková, P.; Kudrna, P.; Rogalewicz, V.

In: XV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing MEDICON 2019. Basel: Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2020. p. 1078-1084. IFMBE Proceedings. vol. 76. ISSN 1680-0737. ISBN 978-3-030-31634-1.

Abstract. Total cost of ownership is studied as a part of Hospital-based HTA
analyses for decision-making in the area of purchasing, implementation and/or
disinvestment of technologies or interventions in hospitals. An estimation of
Total cost of ownership for a D41 ST-analyzer for a neonatal department of a
university hospital is presented as a case study. The choice of the time horizon
and cost items to be involved is discussed. The necessity of discounting all cost
items is accented. The method is fitting for estimation of life-cycle resource
requirements in case of asset acquisition through donation or public subsidy.

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