Cost-Cutting in Brachytherapy—Know the Risks
August 20, 2014 | Evaluations & Guidance
Cutting equipment supply costs is an effective way to reduce the overall life-cycle cost of medical equipment. But whether you're choosing alternative suppliers for less expensive components or trying to extend the time between servicing or replacing parts, it's vital that you know how the equipment is used and whether there are risks involved in deviating from the manufacturers' recommended service protocol.
One area where this is a particular concern is brachytherapy equipment. Radiation oncology is an inherently high-risk area that demands the highest standards of quality to ensure the safety of both patients and staff. While strategies are available to reduce costs, you need...