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are for each year from 2019 to 2023. As you can see, we expect we'll need to replace this surgical cen- ter's 4 anesthesia machines in 2022. The estimated cost: $300,000. That's a big number, to be sure, but it'll be easier for your owners and governing body to swallow when the time comes because they would have seen the forecast a few years out. This plan gives you and them time to prepare for such purchases and evaluate how to best pay for them. You might decide to reduce distributions to your physician-own- ers, borrow from the bank or lease the equipment. The first year of the 5-year plan (2019 on the sample) is the budget for capital purchases in the current fiscal year. Make present-year costs as precise as possible. The columns representing years 2 to 5 (2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023) can be estimates rounded to the nearest $5,000. Update your plan each year after consulting with staff and equipment maintenance. Keep in mind that equipment that is getting close to its predicted breakdown date could simply need repair, not replacement. Also consider an item's usage. You'll need to replace used equipment more often than, say, the lead-apron hanger stuffed in a closet. S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 9 Item Remaining Life 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Business Office Desktop Computers (5) Server (Windows) 1 2 $10,000 $25,000 Pre-op/Post-op Monitors 3 $50,000 Operating Rooms Anesthesia Machines (4) C-arm 4 5 $300,000 $125,000 Central Processing Autoclave 2 $100,000 Totals $10,000 $125,000 $50,000 $300,000 $125,000

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