Despite significant advances in technology, most providers continue to use low-tech, often ineffective approaches in their efforts to address patient falls, workplace violence, and patient self-harm or suicide, according to a recent survey.
The survey, commissioned by Modern Healthcare Custom Media on behalf of AvaSure, found that many hospitals rely on ineffective resources such as scheduled rounding, special socks or bed alarms. The most common intervention, one-to-one sitters, is highly expensive despite being of questionably efficacy. The cost of sitters may be so prohibitive that hospitals are unable to provide a sufficient level of continuous monitoring for at-risk patients, putting patient and staff safety in jeopardy.
Download our study to gain insights into where the industry currently stands in protecting patients and staff and learn how leading providers are stretching their dollars and the capabilities of their existing resources so that more patients can benefit, and more “never events” can be avoided.