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It's not easy containing costs in the healthcare supply chain. Supply pricing may trend downward over time, but the introduction of new models, features, and functionality typically comes at a pricea steep one. 

Snapshot of Pricing TrendsTechnology price trends

The Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index provides a snapshot of the prices hospitals and other provider organizations are paying for supply and capital items based on price points submitted to ECRI Institute by members of its PriceGuide™ and SELECTplus® supply and capital procurement advisory services. Each month, we update the data posted on Modern Healthcare's website and provide some analysis on a few of the technologies. 

Tech Insight for December 2015
  • The average cost of Electrosurgical Units (currently $16,151) is around 12% higher compared to this time last year because of relatively more recent member interest in advanced systems. The TPI average surpassed the $16,000 mark for the first time ever. The average cost of advanced units is currently around $20,000, more than double that of basic units which average around $9,000. Advanced electrosurgical units may feature vessel sealing capability and/or special cutting modes.

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The pricing data included in the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index does not represent all industry data across devices, rather it only represents the data and price points for specific devices submitted to ECRI Institute by its SELECTplus® and PriceGuide™ member hospitals. Any report or data provided should not be construed, interpreted or relied upon as a "complete" representation or aggregation of all industry data for a specific technology. In addition, the pricing data/analysis is an average, based upon one or more data configurations conducted on the ECRI Institute member data and price points. The monthly average prices are calculated using a three month rolling average. These averages are subject to change based upon the date of the report, and the data configurations.