TABLE 5-6Prices and Discounts Obtained for Capital Equipment

DeviceAverage Percentage Discount, % (Range)Average List PriceNumber of Hospitals Reporting Data
Scanning systems, computed tomography35.8 (12.0–58.1)$1,582,59176
Anesthesia units24.2 (10.0–45.8)$59,378171
Radiotherapy systems, linear accelerator46.6 (13.5–66.2)$4,467,48234
Beds, electric30.1 (7.2–45.0)$16,658162
Analyzers, laboratory, hematology, cell counting, automated35.1 (1.0–72.0)$157,13893

SOURCE: Reprinted with permission from ECRI Institute.

From: 5, Prices That Are Too High

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Institute of Medicine (US) Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine; Yong PL, Saunders RS, Olsen LA, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2010.
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