When it comes to hospital length of stay, shorter is better.
It’s better for patients, who want to avoid complications like respiratory infections1 and pressure injuries2 that are common during immobility. And it’s better for hospitals, where the average ICU stay of 6-9 days3 can cost up to $32,419.4
Proven mobility tools and protocols can help you get your patients moving earlier and often, so they can recover faster. They’ve helped hospitals like yours see:
Signs of deterioration can be detected as early as 6 to 8 hours before an event or arrest.7
With the right intelligence, keeping your patients on the path to recovery isn’t a question of if—but when. Continuous patient monitoring can help you spot indicators before they become emergencies. In fact, it’s been shown to help hospitals achieve:
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