This article provides a framework for financial justification of implementing an early mobility protocol in ICUs. It uses previously published cost data with measured reductions in ICU and Hospital Length of Stay to provide the financial justification. John's Hopkins saw a net cost savings of $817,836 from their investment in an early mobility protocol and technology.
Care Settings: Acute Care
Clinical Focus: Early Mobility
Content Type: Journal Articles
Reference: Lord RK, Mayhew CR, Korupolu R, Mantheiy EC, et al. ICU Early Physical Rehabilitation Programs: Financial Modeling of Cost Savings. Critical Care Medicine. 2013; 41(3):717-724