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An appraisal of automated multiphasic health testing services



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N.B. LEGIBILITY AS PER ORIGINAL

N.B. LEGIBILITY AS PER ORIGINAL

Approximate optimal patient load per month = 3000

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Average cost per autom ated multiphasic screening as a function of monthly patient load size. Hours operating per week == 40. Two laboratories oper ating. Figures based one year's ... operation September 1967 - September 1968 in Kaiser-Permanente health testing programme. Graph assumes no excess capacity at

patient load of 3,000 per month.

Cost of providing the same battery of tests by traditio nal non­ automa ted methods is es timated at 4-5 times the above co sts.

Source of fi gures from which graph constructed: Colleen K.F., Kidd P �H., Feldman R., C,1u.tler J .L. "Cost Analysis of a Hultiphasic Screening Program" !illw England ,Journ8.l of Jvledicine 280 �1043-5 Hay 8 1969

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Average Cost per multi-phasic screening $US