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Journal of Healthcare Engineering
Volume 6, Issue 3, Pages 419-434
Research Article

Equipment and Energy Usage in a Large Teaching Hospital in Norway

Tarald Rohde1 and Robert Martinez2

1SINTEF, Technology and Society, Hospital Planning, Oslo, Norway
2Norconsult as, Sandvika, Norway

Received 1 October 2014; Accepted 1 April 2015

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