It’s not a fun subject.
No sexy alarmist headlines to see, no Tweets or Facebook Likes:
YOUR HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE IS ON SCHEDULE AND OUT OF DATE!
But this is true for many healthcare institutions.
Hospitals reporting 100% compliant are probably not inspecting all their medical equipment on time.
Actually, inspecting equipment 100% on time is almost impossible to achieve.
The accreditation standard is to follow a schedule of inspections 100% of the time.
Therefor hospitals can report 100% completion rates and be “compliant.”
Results: Patients can be put at risk. And no one knows what the actual inspection completion rates of equipment – they know the rates of adhering to a schedule, but not of the number of devices inspected.
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