PREVENTION OF AVOIDABLE COSTS

We take pride in working in close partnership with hospitals and acute facilities globally to improve their quality of care ratings and positively impact their budget spend by preventing avoidable harm and risks including: 

  • Pressure ulcers. 
  • Falls. 
  • Early Mobilization.
  • Delayed discharge. 
  • Litigation risks. 
  • Staffing pressures. 
FACILITY FINANCIAL SAVING INFOGRAPHIC

Pressure Injuries 

Billions are spent on staff time and resources to treat pressure injuries. 

  • 95% of pressure injuries are completely avoidable. 
  • Average length of stay is 6.4 days longer. 
  • Patients are 7% more likely to die. 
The average cost for a pressure ulcer treatment is estimated at £6,500 / $20,900.

Falls 

Consequences from patient falls create a vast economic impact:

  • Treatment of injuries & delayed rehabilitation.
  • Increased length of stay in hospital.
  • Increased manual handling risks.

The average cost for a fall injury is estimated as £2,600 / $35,000.

Early Mobilization

Bed rest results in 12% loss of muscle strength each week, intensifying to 50% loss after 3-5 weeks

  • Quicker recovery time. 
  • Reduced dependence on staff. 
  • Expediate discharge.
The average cost of a bed day is estimated as £400 / $1423.

Delayed Discharge

The lack of availability of correct equipment and clinical assessments in a timely manner is causing bed blocking. 

  • Quick and clinically accurate assessment. 
  • Equipment to meet clinical needs. 
  • Reduce re-admissions.

The average cost of a bed day is estimated as £400 / $1423.

Litigation Risk

Any avoidable harm caused within a facility such as a pressure injury or fall can result in legal action.

  • Correct equipment, training and reporting is essential to mitigate risk. 
  • Prevention measures are critical. 
The average legal settlement for a pressure injury is estimated as £10,000 / $250,000 per settlement.

Staffing Pressures

The majority of money for the treatment of pressure injuries is spent on nursing time. 

  • Prevention reduces workload for staff. 
  • Less manual handling risk.
  • Reduced need for overtime and agency staff.
The average cost of a nurse per day is estimated as £98 / $261.

 

HOW CAN WE HELP YOUR FACILITY?

Our quality improvement specialists have experience in analysing procedures within hospitals and helping implement simple, evidence based techniques to improve patient outcomes and save budget.

We would be delighted to share our experience to deliver positive results for your facility.  

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