As health systems struggle to standardize care, blood pressure inaccuracy is one of the biggest areas of concern. Midmark can help.
Many healthcare providers still may not be following AHA recommendations for more accurate blood pressure measurement.1 If this isn't addressed, it leaves health systems at serious risk. 30 million Americans are at risk by overestimating true blood pressure by 5 mmHg, leading to inappropriate treatment and unnecessary cost.2 Multiply the cost of treatment for hypertension by the typical patient panel size and the cost of overtreatment could be as much as $135,000 per each practicing physician.3 The impact of overmedication can also result in complications such as dizziness, fainting, exhaustion or even patient falls. The Midmark 626 is the first chair of its kind designed to promote proper patient positioning for a more accurate blood pressure measurement.
Better BP™ Positioning
3$733 x (9.8% of 1,900) = ~ $135K, where 1) $733 = cost of overtreatment per patient. Cost data from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Article: “Expenditures for Hypertension among adults age 18 and Older, 2010: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population”. Includes cost of Ambulatory visit (payer is either the patient, insurance Co. or ACO). Includes cost of prescription (payer is either the patient, insurance Co. or ACO), 2) 9.8% - percentage of population affected by overestimation of high blood pressure errors, calculated by 30,000,000 affected by overestimation* / 307,000,000 the 2009 US population count**. Data from *see Source 2 and **Census.gov, and 3) 1,900 = typical patient panel size per physician. Panel size sourced from Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, July-August 2016; Vol. 29, No. 4.
4 According to BIFMA standards, the 3rd percentile female popliteal (knee) height is 13.4" plus 1.2" shoe height
650 lb (295 kg)HEIGHT
Uncompressed: 15.5" Low/37" High (39 cm/94 cm)
Compressed: 14.6" Low (36 cm)
28" W x 60" L (71 cm x 52 cm)LENGTH WITH FOOTREST EXTENDED
76" (193 cm)PELVIC TILT
24.6 WHEATED DRAWER TEMPERATURE
92°F to 112°F at 115 VAC input voltage, 70°F ambientPAPER ROLL HOLDER
Holds 24" x 3.56" dia. paper roll (61 cm x 9 cm)ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE
Electrical Draw: 4 A
Hospital-grade, electrical receptacles on left and right sides
435 lb (197 kg)
485 lb (220 kg)ELECTRICAL RATINGS
115 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 12 AOPTIONS
Heated Upholstery Temperatures: Low 95°F/High 102°F
Wide Premium Top: 32" W x 60" L (97 cm x 152 cm)
*ULTRALEATHER® by Ultrafabrics®
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