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Cost Effectiveness and Increasing of Accuracy of Medical Devices In Legal Metrology System: Case Study Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Dijana Vuković
  • Almir Badnjević
  • Enisa Omanović-Mikličanin
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Part of the Series in Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMENG)

Abstract

Appropriate treatment of patients largely depends on the correct and accurate diagnosis of medical experts. When diagnosing diseases and treating patients, medical personnel rely on results from tests received using various medical devices. Medical devices are classified as products of special importance for retaining the health of many people, and as such are subject to numerous regulatory investigations that determine the entire life-cycle of the devices, from production, sales, use and disposal. The aspect of safety, accuracy and precision, that is, the functionality of medical devices, is becoming increasingly important given that during the use of medical devices various factors lead to the degradation of performance. In this case, a strict, professional and independent inspection of the functionality of medical devices is of the utmost importance for ensuring precise diagnostics and treatment of the patient. The safety aspect of medical devices in health care is regulated worldwide by various agencies or by the application of international standards in healthcare facilities that ensure that the functionality of medical devices is checked at least once a year. Also, the introduction of medical devices into legal metrology in all countries of the world has made great strides in increasing safety, accuracy and quality of medical services, resulting in optimization of maintenance costs for medical devices. The aim of this study, with the help of statistical and economic methods, is to analyse the connections between a number of medical devices over which periodic inspection was initiated with increasing accuracy and safety of them, and to present and quantify the cause-effect reaction in the form of cost reduction for medical institutions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dijana Vuković
    • 1
  • Almir Badnjević
    • 2
  • Enisa Omanović-Mikličanin
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of BihacBihaćBosnia and Herzegovina
  2. 2.Medical Devices Verification LaboratoryVerlab Ltd SarajevoSarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina
  3. 3.Faculty of Agriculture and Food ScienceUniversity of SarajevoSarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina

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