Why Calibration Matters: Medical Scales, Accuracy, and Safety
Medical scales can become less accurate if they’re not calibrated periodically – which can have dire consequences for patients. In fact, a study of nearly 8,000 scales in 200 hospitals found that more than a third of the scales tested were inaccurate. These inaccurate scales can mask weight changes that signal health problems, or lead physicians to prescribe potentially harmful medication doses.
In this white paper, we examine:
- Why professional grade scales need calibration
- Factors related to scale precision
- How to choose between contracted scale services or an in-house team to manage your calibration
- Best practices to establish a reliable calibration process