Reliability analysis of maintenance data for complex medical devices
Article first published online: 26 JAN 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Quality and Reliability Engineering International
Volume 27, Issue 1, pages 71–84, February 2011
How to Cite
Taghipour, S., Banjevic, D. and Jardine, A. K. S. (2011), Reliability analysis of maintenance data for complex medical devices. Qual. Reliab. Engng. Int., 27: 71–84. doi: 10.1002/qre.1084
- Issue published online: 26 JAN 2010
- Article first published online: 26 JAN 2010
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada
- Ontario Centre of Excellence (OCE)
- tend test;
- medical devices;
- maintenance data;
- work orders
This paper proposes a method to analyze statistically maintenance data for complex medical devices with censoring and missing information. It presents a classification of the different types of failures and establishes policies for analyzing data at the system and component levels taking into account the failure types. The results of this analysis can be used as basic assumptions in the development of a maintenance/inspection optimization model. As a case study, we present the reliability analysis of a general infusion pump from a hospital. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.