ECRI Institute, Plymouth Meeting, Pa, announced the release of  a new report on Hybrid Operating Rooms. With a focus on endovascular hybrid operating rooms, the report addresses issues driving this trend and includes top vendor pricing, market share data, and implementation considerations.

The paper was written primarily for C-level decision makers and clinical and purchasing directors. The at-a-glance report walks the reader through key factors to consider when planning a hybrid suite, including:

  • Typical room and equipment requirements
  • Estimated project costs
  • Average costs of top angiography imaging systems from GE, Philips, Siemens, and Toshiba
  • ECRI Institute’s expert recommendations for successful implementation

“Hybrid ORs cost about $3 to $4 million on average, so short-term ROI is questionable,” said Jennifer Myers, ?ECRI Institute’s VP of SELECT health technology services. “However, we’re seeing a lot of interest by hospitals who anticipate long-term benefits of using an endovascular hybrid OR to perform high-risk minimally invasive cardiac procedures.”

The market intelligence featured in Hybrid Operating Rooms is powered by ECRI Institute’s SELECTplus medical technology procurement advisory service and strategic technology and medical equipment planning expertise from its Applied Solutions Group.

Hybrid Operating Rooms is available for download.