and the question is, should we? Look to the home of the mothership for answers. What is that place known for? Dragonslaya44 seems to be right on it. If you had a choice, would you put the fate of your loved ones in their hands?
Unfortunately with the cost constraints hospitals are dealing with now, the price of things is becoming increasingly important. Hospitals in the end are businesses. If they cannot stay afloat, they close down. Thus, the quality and reputation of products are being pitted against reduced departmental budgets. Upper management is having a larger say in purchasing issues these days and the medical staff is having less of a say.
Larry, you make some very good points and sometimes, people purchase cheaper goods to stay profitable. However, there are certain countries generally known for producing cheap goods with reckless disregard for quality. In the area of patient safety, substandard product development, testing, quality of components and sanitary conditions can literally be fatal. Most would not want the fate of a loved one to be in the hands of products made by such people. This is not about designer handbags or sunglasses being sold on some street corner.
ah..I've been in hospitals where MR monitors kept an eye on me and performed excellently.
Very well educated.\,dedicated and responsible Drs and hospitals administrators have chosen MR to serve us when we are most vulnerable for good reasons.
If you have that level of distrust, why did you invest in MR in the first place?
If you don't have money in MR..shut TF up and go away.