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Diagnostic ultrasound in B.C., 1979 to 1984 Kinnis, C.; Barer, M. L.


Since 1979 the Health Manpower Research Unit has been monitoring the provision and utilization of diagnostic ultrasound facilities in British Columbia. In the past, the method of data collection was through a questionnaire administered to all public general hospitals known or thought to be providing the service. This year (1984), the study population was expanded to include all facilities with rated acute care beds, diagnostic and treatment centres and various private hospitals and clinics, all of which were extracted from the Hospital Programs list of the Ministry of Health, as well as four private practices which were known to be providing the service. Questionnaires were mailed to the survey population, along with return-addressed, stamped envelopes. Second mailings and, in a few cases, telephone calls were utilized to obtain a 100 percent response rate. A copy of the questionnaire appears as Appendix 1.

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