– Chhokar R Wt.al. (2005), The three-year economic benefits of a ceiling lift intervention aimed to reduce healthcare worker injuries.
Overhead ceiling lifts were trialed in a 75-bed extended care unit of Saanich Peninsula Hospital. A similar 75-bed extended care unit in the same facility did not receive ceiling lifts and served as the control group. There was a 68% decrease in compensation costs when ceiling lifts were used to lift and transfer residents, compared with a 68% increase in the unit without the ceiling lifts.