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Medical equipment is an essential enterprise-critical component of a healthcare system, for both hospitals in general and hospital EDs. Studies conducted by [Source] with data collected from several healthcare centers indicate each hospital has about 15-20 pieces of medical equipment for each staffed hospital bed, that amounts to a capital investment of about US$200,000– 400,000/staffed bed. This suggests that a 500-bed hospital acquires more than US$100–200 million worth of medical equipment, and even more if it is affiliated with a medical school. According to the same studies, annual medical equipment maintenance and management cost amounts to approximately 1% of the total hospital budget, which translates to $5 million/year for a 500-bed hospital.