ECRI is a totally independent non profit research agency
designated as a Collaborating Centre of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Such organizations are appointed to contribute to WHO’s public health mission
by providing specialized knowledge, expertise, and support in the health field
to the WHO and its member nations. ECRI is widely recognized as one of the
world’s leading independent organizations committed to advancing the quality of
healthcare with over 240 employees globally.
ECRI’s focus is medical device technology, healthcare risk and quality management, and health technology assessment. It provides information services and technical assistance to more than 5,000 hospitals, healthcare organizations, ministries of health, government and planning agencies, voluntary sector organizations and accrediting agencies worldwide. Its databases (over 30), publications, information services and technical assistance services set the standard for the healthcare community.
All of ECRI’s products and services are available through the European Office, addressing the special requirements of Europe and the UK. Utilising some of the world’s largest health related databases, help, support and guidance can be given to our European clients at a local level.
Amongst its many products and services ECRI is pleased to provide readers of ICU Management with sample information on products for cardiac output measurements using thermal dilution, designed for use in critical care from its Healthcare Product Comparison System (HPCS), which contains over 280 reports. The HPCS reports contain extensive information about the technology, its purpose, its principles of operation, stage of development and reported problems.
This extract from our database contains model by model specifications for easy assessment and review and also includes ECRI’s ‘Recommended specifications’ (generic templates) which can be used for comparison and tendering purposes.
The data are extracted from ECRI’s 2003 database and have additionally been reviewed and updated by the respective manufacturers. Publication of all submitted data is not possible: for further information please contact ECRI or [email protected].
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