Mechanical Lift Slings for Patient Transfer in Acute and Long-Term Care: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines


( Last Updated : March 13, 2015)
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  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of mechanical lift slings for the physical transfer of patients in acute and long-term care settings?

  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of mechanical lift slings for the physical transfer of patients in acute and long-term settings?

  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of mechanical lifts and slings for patient transfer in acute and long-term care settings?


Key Message

No relevant health technology assessment reports, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, non-randomized studies, economic evaluations, or evidence-based guidelines regarding clinical and cost-effectiveness of mechanical lift slings for the physical transfer of patients in acute and long-term care settings were identified by the literature search.