Published in Telemedicine Week, May 3rd, 2005
In the 3 years prior to the start of the IP program, the hospital's average daily repair cost was $42 per procedure. After the IP program was introduced to the hospital, repair costs rose 21%, to $51 per procedure. The hospital then implemented an educational program to enhance the skills of physicians and the technical staff handling the equipment.
The program included a 1-day course in bronchoscopic and IP...
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