A systematic review of medical equipment reliability assessment in improving the quality of healthcare services

Zamzam, Aizat Hilmi and Abdul Wahab, Ahmad Khairi and Azizan, Muhammad Mokhzaini and Satapathy, Suresh Chandra and Lai, Khin Wee and Hasikin, Khairunnisa (2021) A systematic review of medical equipment reliability assessment in improving the quality of healthcare services. Frontiers in Public Health, 9. ISSN 2296-2565, DOI https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2021.753951.

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Medical equipment highly contributes to the effectiveness of healthcare services quality. Generally, healthcare institutions experience malfunctioning and unavailability of medical equipment that affects the healthcare services delivery to the public. The problems are frequently due to a deficiency in managing and maintaining the medical equipment condition by the responsible party. The assessment of the medical equipment condition is an important activity during the maintenance and management of the equipment life cycle to increase availability, performance, and safety. The study aimed to perform a systematic review in extracting and categorising the input parameters applied in assessing the medical equipment condition. A systematic searching was undertaken in several databases, including Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed, Science Direct, IEEE Xplore, Emerald, Springer, Medline, and Dimensions, from 2000 to 2020. The searching processes were conducted in January 2020. A total of 16 articles were included in this study by adopting Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA). The review managed to classify eight categories of medical equipment reliability attributes, namely equipment features, function, maintenance requirement, performance, risk and safety, availability and readiness, utilisation, and cost. Applying the eight attributes extracted from computerised asset maintenance management system will assist the clinical engineers in assessing the reliability of medical equipment utilised in healthcare institution. The reliability assessment done in these eight attributes will aid clinical engineers in executing a strategic maintenance action, which can increase the equipment's availability, upkeep the performance, optimise the resources, and eventually contributes in providing effective healthcare service to the community. Finally, the recommendations for future works are presented at the end of this study.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University Malaya Research Grant Faculty Programme [RF010-2018A], Motorola Solution Foundation [IF014-2019]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medical devices; Biomedical equipment; Performance evaluation; Maintenance management; Assessment; prediction
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > Medical technology
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2022 04:20
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2022 04:20
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/28181

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