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BMJ study shows remarkable improvements

A report written by Nottingham University Hospitals and published on the BMJ Open website shows remarkable improvements using Nervecentre.

The study published on 29th March 2012 documents a prospective assessment using both qualitative and quantitative methods and included looking at incident reports and length of stay, comparing data from comparative periods both before and after the deployment of Nervecentre.

Two key findings reported in the study include:

– The number of clinical incidents reported in accordance with NHS policy via Datix Software which were related to handover of information or slow response out of hours has dropped by almost 70%, a reduction equivalent to more than one incident per week.

– The average length of stay comparing a 6 month period before deployment of Nervecentre and the same 6 month period after deployment of Nervecentre dropped significantly from 6.5 days to 5.67 days, a drop of 12%.

Nervecentre provides wireless-enabled task management to doctor and clinical support staff at both hospital sites in Nottingham. It was first deployed in November 2010.

Download the full report here:

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/2/2/e000701.short?g=w_open_current_tab

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