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Is your organization doing enough to reduce patient falls?

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Michelle Robertson| Healthcare Business Transformation Specialist| Dimension Data Healthcare

Michelle Robertson| Healthcare Business Transformation Specialist| Dimension Data Healthcare

This quick healthcare update shares safety tips and industry information from the industry experts at the Joint Commission. Core to our solution is the critical process of patient redirect and getting any available caregiver into the patient room STAT!

I encourage those of you looking into this problem to read the October 2014 issue of Healthcare Finance. We learn about a joint study that demonstrates a 62% improvement by practicing hospitals. Here are some of the findings:

Goals:

  • Reducing falls with injury by 50%
  • Reducing falls by 25%

Results:

  • Reduced falls with injury by 62%
  • Reduced falls by 35%

Annual costs avoided from falls reduction:

  • 200 bed hospital – $1 Million
  • 400 bed hospital – $1.9 Million

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