Medicare estimated that each pressure injury added $43,180 in costs to a hospital stay.1
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) says the incidence ranges from 0.4 percent to 38 percent in hospitals.2
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) classifies HAPIs as a Never Event.3
The figures and calculations herein are estimates made for informational purposes only, and are not intended to be a commitment, guarantee or warranty from Stryker Corporation.
1. Are we ready for this change? October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
2. Cuddigan J, Berlowitz DR, Ayello EA. Pressure ulcers in America: prevalence, incidence, and implications for the future. Reston VA: National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel; 2001.
3. Kuhn, Herb B. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. July 2008.