Cost of Falls
Incidence of Falls
1.7-25 per 1000 patient days (AHRQ)
3.56 (boulder et al)
Average added cost of care per patient fall
$13,063.50 (average with or without an injury)
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Know the Facts
$4,119 average cost savings per patient 1*
1. Based on average of costs for first 7 days in ICU. Dasta JF, McLaughlin TP, Mody SH, Piech CT. Daily cost of an intensive care unit day: the contribution of mechanical ventilation. Crit Care Med. 2005;33(6):1266–1271.