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)

  • Morello RT, Barker AL, Watts JT, Haines T,ZavarsekSS, Hill KD, Brand C,SheringtonC, Wolfe R,BohenskyMA, Stoelwinder JU. The Extra Resource Burden of In Hospital Falls: A cost of falls study. MJA 2015. 203(9); 367.e1367.e8. 11

  • Bouldin EL, Andresen EM, Dunston NE, Simon M, Waters TM, Liu M, Daniels MJ,Mion LC,Shorr RI. Falls Among Adult Patients Hospitalized in the US. Prevalenceand Trends: J Patient Safety 2013 (Mar). 9(1): 13-7.  Doi: 10.1097/PTS.0b013e3182699664

  • Quigley P, & White S. Hospital-Based Fall Program Measurement and Improvement in High Reliability Organizations. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 2013(May).18(2): Manuscript 5.

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.

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