Kinetic Beds for Patients at Risk of Complications due to Immobility: A Review of the Clinical Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness


( Last Updated : December 2, 2015)
Project Line:
Health Technology Review
Project Sub Line:
Summary with Critical Appraisal
Project Number:
RC0729-000

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Question


  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of the use of kinetic beds for patients at risk of immobility-related complications?

  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of the use of kinetic beds for patients at risk of immobility-related complications?


Key Message

Kinetic beds are generally well tolerated and may be effective in preventing ventilator associated pneumonia in adults and in improving oxygenation outcomes in ventilated children, but do not seem to have an effect on the treatment or prevention of pressure ulcers or on hospital or ICU mortality. Due to conflicting evidence, it is unclear whether there is an effect of kinetic beds on length of stay, duration of mechanical ventilation, development of atelectasis, or infectious outcomes.