In 1990 alone, the direct costs of back pain to healthcare employers were between $50 billion and $100 billion per year with approximately $11 billion of this cost covered by the workers' compensation system (National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Priority Research Areas: Low Back Disorders, 1996).
Greater than one third of all back injuries among nurses are attributed to handling patients and the frequency with which they required to manually move the patients (A Business Case for Patient Care Ergonomic Interventions, 2005).
By simply lowering the need for the healthcare employees to physically lift the patient...
Decrease in employee absences
Decrease in workman's compensation
Decrease in employee replacement costs
Decrease in employee risk/liability
Improved work environment for the healthcare employees