THE TRUE COST OF PIs

Despite the adoption of stringent turning protocols, advanced support surfaces and the best efforts of caregivers, HAPI's remain a significant and costly safety problem.


Annually, an average 160-bed hospital will incur $6,000,000 in losses, 911 days added to LOS and 16.4 deaths attributed to avoidable PIs. (figures cited herein sourced from Wounds Research, 2019, unless otherwise noted.)

HUMAN TOLL

 

Each year, 2.5M Americans will suffer from pressure injuries, which account for 27% of all HACs and 45% of HAC-related deaths.

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60,000 DEATHS annually due to complications from pressure injuries

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1 IN 10 ICU patients will develop a pressure injury

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33% MORE LIKELY to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days

60% OF PATIENTS with pressure injuries are more likely to die within 1 year of discharge.​

FINANCIAL BURDEN

Each year, 2.5M Americans will suffer from pressure injuries, which account for 27% of all HACs and 45% of HAC-related deaths.

 
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$11.6 BILLION in annual costs to the national healthcare system

$1.06 MILLION per average settlement, awarded in 87% of all cases

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$150,000 OR MORE in patient care costs on a per ulcer basis (AHRQ.gov)

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1% PENALTY for newer events

2% PENALTY for readmissions

(CMS.gov)