November 1998 | Journal of Healthcare Safety, Compliance & Infection Control
Abstract: Conclusions reached by a medical center task force that studied the problem of occupational back injuries caused by patient lifting. The task force recommended implementation of a lift team, developed a business plan for presenting their findings to administrative sponsors, and performed a cost/benefit analysis of implementing the lift team. The analysis found that implementation would reduce cost associated with lost work days by 85%. Cost savings to operations the first year of implementation was projected to be $83,584.

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