Dubbo Health saves $350k annually with PICC insertion initiative
Categories: Innovation |
Author: Matt Stewart
Posted: 28/05/2015 |
Health Service patients requiring PICC insertion were previously placed on the
Emergency waiting list, resulting in waits of up to 4 days, insertion related
complications, patient complaints and delays in referral to HITH service.
Consequently they have introduced an innovation to have a dedicated PICC
insertion team, operating from the Ambulatory Care Outpatient Unit and directly
referring on to HITH.
first 2 years of operation the PICC insertion team has recorded a 95% insertion
success rate, zero insertion related infections, 96% of patients receiving
insertion within a day, earlier referrals to HITH and a massive saving of up to
$3000 per patient.
Dubbo’s innovation presentation is available to HRT members
by clicking here.
Other hospital’s innovations from the 2015 Hospital in the
Home meeting are available by clicking here.