Recent years have seen the medical field in a growing state of critical controversy and discussion over escalating costs and how best to control them. Medical reimbursements from government and insurers to doctors and hospitals have been significantly cut for many procedures. Hospitals are required to look more closely at costs and how to make their equipment purchases more useable for multiple doctors and procedures. Noninvasive surgical procedures are becoming more desirable in the medical regimen. Thus, demands on device manufacturers in the implementation of new equipment capability are broad.
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Publish Date: 01 October 1992
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