Self Assessment Tool

Hypothermia in Surgery

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Hypothermia (body temperature below 96.8°F [36°C]) is one of the most preventable complications resulting from an operative procedure. GE Healthcare has developed this short questionnaire to help you estimate how increasing levels of patient warming in your hospital could help reduce the adverse clinical outcomes, as well as the negative financial effects, associated with hypothermia. The output of the questionnaire is a high level assessment of your hospital's potential costs savings associated with a reduction in patient hypothermia. This is by no means a definitive or all-encompassing assessment, but we hope it provides a glimpse into the potential impact maintaining normothermia may have on your bottom line.

# of Procedures per Year
Estimated Rate and Cost of Hypothermia
% of procedures# Events
Hospital Cost
per Event
Hypothermia $
If you could reduce hypothermia by %
Hypothermia Events
1-Year Estimated
Cost Savings

Click here to learn more about the benefits of increasing levels of patient warming in your facilities or here to see how GE Healthcare is helping healthcare providers reduce the occurrence of hypothermia through technology innovation.

The figures and calculations herein are estimates made for informational purposes only, and are based on GE Healthcare's prior experiences with its clients. The potential opportunities estimated in this tool are not intended to be a commitment, guaranty, or warranty from GE Healthcare. As each hospital is unique, your facility may have other costs, capacities, or other variables that may not be reflected herein. For a more detailed assessment of the potential for your particular facility, please contact your GE Healthcare representative. GE Healthcare accepts no liability for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided in this tool.


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