ECRI is a totally independent nonprofit research agency designated as a Collaborating Centre of the World Health Organization (WHO). Such organizations are appointed to contribute toWHO’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. Utilizing some of the world’s largest health related databases, help, support
and guidance can be given to our European clients at a local level.
ECRI is pleased to provide readers of ICU Management with sample information on products for transport ventilators, designed for use in critical care from its Healthcare Product Comparison System (HPCS). The HPCS reports contain extensive information about the technology, its purpose, its principles of operation, stage of development specifications, reported problems and recommended specifications.
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