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Clinicians at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Present New Data Showing Masimo Rainbow SET(R) Oximetry and Patient SafetyNet(TM) Improves Patient Outcomes and Reduces the Cost of Care
Date:1/20/2009

Presentation at the Society for Technology in Anesthesia Annual Meeting Quantifies Decreases in Rescue Calls and ICU Transfers with Improved ICU Utilization

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, today announced that a team of clinicians at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) presented new outcome data from their year-long implementation study showing Masimo Rainbow SET Pulse CO-Oximetry and Patient SafetyNet remote monitoring and clinician notification system helps improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care by decreasing rescue calls and ICU transfers, resulting in improved ICU utilization. Study findings were presented at the Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas on January 15, 2009.

Clinical data tracked by Dr. George T. Blike, Medical Director of Patient Safety, and his team at DHMC during the 12-month study period showed that, after the implementation of Masimo Rainbow SET and Patient SafetyNet, there was a 70% reduction in rescue calls and a 48% reduction in ICU transfers. In addition, the team found that the reduction in ICU transfers helped to free up an estimated 163 ICU-days annually for its 36-bed post-surgical unit, thereby increasing ICU access for more critically ill patients. The findings and data also indicate that there is a measurable cost advantage associated with Masimo Patient SafetyNet's ability to assist clinicians in the identification of the onset of patient distress earlier -- preventing codes, rescues, and ICU transfers -- contributing to significant decreases in patient care costs on the general care floor.

Financial data presented by the team showed that the cost of care for patients undergoing bil
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