Greece’s MRIs and the Golden Rules of COCIR
In 2003, COCIR (European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry) drafted a set of pragmatic and prudent ‘Golden Rules’, on the basis that an appropriate mix in the age profile of installed equipment is essential for efficient and productive healthcare systems. These rules support evaluation of the medical equipment installed base.
The COCIR golden rules
1. At least 60% of the installed equipment base should be less than five years old.
- No more than 30% of the installed equipment base should be between six to ten years old.
- No more than 10% of the age profile should be more than ten years old.
For Greece the installed base of MRI systems, at the end of 2015, does not meet COCIR rules for the age of equipment.
According to the data by The Institute of Supply Chain and Hospital Technology, at the end of 2018, the installed base of the MRI systems in the Public hospitals of the Greek National Health System, present the following age profile:
|Μέσος όρος ηλικιακής κατάστασης||8,53|
|Age profile according to COCIR Golden rules||Age||% of equipment||Greece (no of equip.)||%||Deviation|
|Number of equipment based on COCIR Golden rules||% of equipment||Greece (no of equip.)||Deviation|
|Diffusion of MRI systems in thw NHS hospitals per Magnetic Field Strength||0,5 Τ|
|Diffusion of MRI systems in thw NHS hospitals per manufacurer||GE HEALTHCARE||12||23,53%|