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Dubbo Health saves $350k annually with PICC insertion initiative

Categories: Innovation | Author: Matt Stewart | Posted: 28/05/2015 | Views: 1130

Dubbo 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.

In the 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.  

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