Reducing costs

Pressure injuries cost more than you know

The average incremental cost of treating a pressure injury is

$21,7845

HAPIs cost more

than surgical site infections, falls, catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), deep vein thrombosis (DVTs), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), C. difficile infections (CDIs) and central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLASBIs) combined3

6% rise

in HAPIs3 means overall costs are rising

While all other hospital-acquired conditions – from falls to infections – are down, HAPIs are still on the rise,3 costing an estimated $11 billion annually in the US.4


The hidden costs of HAPIs

The direct costs of treating a hospital-acquired pressure injury are only the beginning. A variety of hidden costs can also impact your patients and your facility.

  • Increased length of stay
  • Increased resource utilization
  • Increased readmission rate
  • Reduced quality metrics
  • Impact on hospital reputation
  • Fines and penalties
  • Litigation risk

Save money by reducing incidence of pressure injuries10,21-23

The LEAF Patient Monitoring System can help prevent these sorts of avoidable incremental treatment costs and lost reimbursements by helping reduce the incidence of HAPIs. Here are just a few examples.10,21-23

Estimated $776,690 annual ROI

for two critical care units with use of the LEAF System21

$71,500 saved in a single month

reported by one facility in non-reimbursable treatment costs in a 36-bed ICU study22

73% reduction in HAPI

incidence reported in a randomized control trial10

$120,000 estimated annual savings

on specialty rental beds, thanks to an improved focus on turning reported in one study23

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