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Wireless sensors reduce ICU days

InformationWeek, June 12, 2012

A clinical trial by the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass., was conducted at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Patients in the wireless sensor group saw a reduction of just over two days in the average stay in the ICU (a 45.9% reduction), when comparing pre- and post-intervention, with a trend of a decline in the number of transfers. The results translated in a 47.2% decrease in the rate of total ICU days for transfers between the pre-intervention and the post-interventions periods.