Feb./March 2001 | Journal of Healthcare Safety, Compliance & Infection Control

Abstract: Results of a one-year study in an acute-care tertiary hospital to test the viability of using lift teams to reduce workers’ compensation claims due to lifting patients. Injuries during the study period were reduced from 22 lost-time injuries to six. Days lost were reduced from 744 to zero, and workers’ compensation costs were reduced from $224,000 (hard costs) in the prior year to $14,000 during the study year.

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