Hospital HAPU Reduction Savings Example
A small reduction in pressure ulcer incidence can dramatically reduce costs. As an example of potential
savings, consider a 300-bed hospital with 15,000 annual admissions, a HAPU rate of 3.5%, and an
average incremental treatment cost of $8,700 per ulcer. A reduction in HAPU incidence by just 1
percentage point (3.5% to 2.5%) results in potential savings of $1,305,000 per year. Calculate your own
potential savings below.
The figures and calculations herein are estimates made for informational purposes only, and are not intended to be a commitment, guarantee
or warranty from Leaf Healthcare. For a more detailed assessment of the potential for your particular facility, contact us.