Assessment of the effectiveness of standardized infusion devices for healthcare management

Shio Sugita, Hideko Aida, Aya Okada, Hiroyuki Kobayashi
2011 Health (Irvine, Calif.)  
Since standardization is an important safety measure in healthcare systems, it is essential to systematically assess the effects of introducing new and increasingly complex medical equipment, such as infusion devices. In this study, we compared the effects of standardized polyvinyl chloride (PVC)-free closed-system integrated infusion devices with conventional infusion devices. Specifically, we assessed the safety, work efficiency, user-friendliness, and cost effectiveness of these devices.
more » ... these devices. Compared with conventional infusion devices, integrated PVC-free infusion devices were more expensive to purchase and dispose, but were safer and more user-friendly and efficient. Although it would be preferable to use standardized infusion devices in all hospital departments, their cost may limit their application to departments that use high-risk treatments, where they would be most beneficial.
doi:10.4236/health.2011.32017 fatcat:l4reyy6mibbq7ixmjzgxzupufm