Determinants of acquisition of MR imaging units in an era of prospective payment

E. P. Steinberg, W. B. Stason, R. DiMonda, S. A. Schroeder

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A survey was undertaken to examine the impact of Medicare's Prospective Payment System (PPS) and other recent changes in the health care environment on provider's decisions regarding acquisition of high-cost technology equipment. The survey group included 199 hospitals and freestanding imaging centers known to have acquired magnetic resonance (MR) imaging units, as well as a random sample of 400 hospitals whose acquisition decisions were unknown to the authors. Fifty-eight percent of the known adopters and 61% of the randomly selected hospitals responded to the survey. Nonadopters' decisions were dominated by economic considerations, including the high cost of MR imagers and concerns about Medicare's reimbursement policies. Competition and a desire to provide the highest quality of care are counterbalancing the retardant effects of PPS, however, and are stimulating widespread diffusion of MR imagers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-270
Number of pages6
JournalRadiology
Volume168
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988

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Prospective Payment System
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Medicare
High-Cost Technology
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Quality of Health Care
Economics
Delivery of Health Care
Costs and Cost Analysis
Equipment and Supplies
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Steinberg, E. P., Stason, W. B., DiMonda, R., & Schroeder, S. A. (1988). Determinants of acquisition of MR imaging units in an era of prospective payment. Radiology, 168(1), 265-270.

Determinants of acquisition of MR imaging units in an era of prospective payment. / Steinberg, E. P.; Stason, W. B.; DiMonda, R.; Schroeder, S. A.

In: Radiology, Vol. 168, No. 1, 1988, p. 265-270.

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Steinberg, EP, Stason, WB, DiMonda, R & Schroeder, SA 1988, 'Determinants of acquisition of MR imaging units in an era of prospective payment', Radiology, vol. 168, no. 1, pp. 265-270.
Steinberg EP, Stason WB, DiMonda R, Schroeder SA. Determinants of acquisition of MR imaging units in an era of prospective payment. Radiology. 1988;168(1):265-270.
Steinberg, E. P. ; Stason, W. B. ; DiMonda, R. ; Schroeder, S. A. / Determinants of acquisition of MR imaging units in an era of prospective payment. In: Radiology. 1988 ; Vol. 168, No. 1. pp. 265-270.
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