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Multi-parametric Method, Hospital Equipment Comparison, Selection Assistance, Incorporation Process
This project aims to demonstrate a multi-parametric method of hospital technology comparison. The main goal was to develop a method to assist the clinical and hospital engineering team, in the process of acquisition and incorporation of medical-hospital equipment, to be used as a tool in the comparison stage of brand options and models of available equipment in the market. The method is composed by groups of criteria or characteristics that can be evaluate referring to the technologies to be compared. This method was applied to compare autoclaves and disinfecting machines that would be purchased to install in a Material Central and Sterilization (CME) in a hospital in the south of Brazil. As a result, it was obtained the classifications with the final scoring referring to each brand and model of technology. It also contributed significantly to assist the choice definition of the equipment, considering the hospital and technology profile, as well as the requirements and expectations of the multi-professional technical group of evaluators and users.