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Titre du document / Document title

Efficiency of overhead ceiling lifts in reducing musculoskeletal injury among carers working in long-term care institutions

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

ALAMGIR Hasanat (1) ; SHICHENG YU (1) ; FAST Catherine (2) ; HENNESSY Stephanie (3) ; KIDD Catherine (4) ; YASSI Annalee (5) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Statistics and Evaluation Department, Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare, Vancouver, CANADA
(2) Early Intervention and Disability Prevention, Vancouver Coastal Health, CANADA
(3) Occupational Health and Safety Services, Providence Health Care, Vancouver, CANADA
(4) Worksafe & Wellness, Vancouver Coastal Health, CANADA
(5) Department of Healthcare and Epidemiology, UBC, Vancouver, CANADA

Résumé / Abstract

A longitudinal study was conducted in three long-term care facilities to evaluate the effectiveness and cost benefit of overhead lifts in reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injury among healthcare workers. Analysis of injury trends spanning 6 years before intervention (1996-2001) and 4 years after intervention (2002-2005) found a significant and sustained decrease in workers' compensation claims per number of beds and in working days lost per bed. The payback period was estimated under various assumptions and varied from 6.3 to 6.2 years if only direct claim-cost savings were included, and from 2.06 to 3.20 years when indirect savings were added. The significant reductions in injury rates and compensation claims support intervention with overhead ceiling lifts. A more comprehensive evaluation of such programmes should incorporate in the analysis important variables such as staffing ratios, job stresses, injury reporting systems and compensation policies during the study period.

Revue / Journal Title

Injury    ISSN  0020-1383   CODEN INJUBF 

Source / Source

2008, vol. 39, no5, pp. 570-577 [8 page(s) (article)] (25 ref.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Elsevier, Kidlington, ROYAUME-UNI  (1969) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Striated muscle disease

;

Orthopedics

;

Anesthesia

;

Health staff

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Health care staff

;

Care

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Long term

;

Efficiency

;

Musculoskeletal disorder

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Pathologie du muscle strié

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Orthopédie

;

Anesthésie

;

Personnel sanitaire

;

Equipe soignante

;

Soin

;

Long terme

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Efficacité

;

Trouble musculosquelettique

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Músculo estriado patología

;

Ortopedia

;

Anestesia

;

Personal sanitario

;

Equipo de salud

;

Cuidado

;

Largo plazo

;

Eficacia

;

Patología sistema musculoesqueletico

;

Mots-clés d'auteur / Author Keywords

Ceiling lifts

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Musculoskeletal injury

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Occupational injury

;

Healthcare workers

;

Claims

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15593, 35400017262925.0110

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 20253591



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