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Q: physician IT hardware ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: physician IT hardware
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: ross1234567890-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 07 Nov 2006 14:32 PST
Expires: 07 Dec 2006 14:32 PST
Question ID: 780880
How much does an average physician spend on IT hardware?  This
includes computers, servers, etc.

Request for Question Clarification by aceresearcher-ga on 07 Nov 2006 17:52 PST
Greetings, ross!

As worded, this will be a tough question to Answer.

Some physicians are employed by hospitals and medical centers, in
which case the IT hardware expenditures will be made by the hospital
or medical center, and it is unlikely that a breakout of expenditures
for physicians' use vs. administrative, accounting, lab, and other
departments would be available.

Other physicians are employed as part of a group of physicians, or are
themselves a 1-person group. Often (but not always) these physicians
will subcontract their billing and collections functions to a company
that specializes in that service, in which case their IT expenditures
would probably be limited to the in-house equipment that handles
patient scheduling and records.

So a per-physician expenditure on IT hardware would be a very
difficult figure to calculate.

If you are able to re-phrase your Question to encompass industry
spending, or to limit it to independent physician groups, it **might**
be possible for a Researcher to locate some relevant figures.

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