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Developing viable medical equipment, in general and for patient monitoring
  1. D. J. W. Taylor

    Abstract

    The importance of the relationship between demonstrable clinical advantage and total costs in the use of equipment, the role of the professional medical administrator in its development and the differences between the industrial and the ethical medical approaches to marketing are stressed.

    In the final analysis routine service equipment should be assessed by actual profitability, recognizing the effects of philanthropic or research funding when it occurs.

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