Cost of Care Reductions
Reduce Costs With 1Unit
Our highly coordinated, patient-centered model is associated with more efficient and reduced cost of care. By optimizing throughput, avoidable costs can be minimized or eliminated. In addition, reducing length of hospital stays due to efficiency and faster discharge protocols, increase savings to the patient and hospital.
After adopting our 1Unit Solutions, our clients have reported improved statistics on cost reductions.
- $1.4M annual savings per unit due to lower LOS
- 29% ($1,400) reduction in direct variable costs per hospitalization
- 30% reduction in 7-day readmissions
- 25% reduction in 30-day readmissions
- 9-15% decrease in length of stay
What mechanisms create these cost of care results?
Standardizing processes such as Bedside Handover and SIBR rounds on units creates stability, consistency and reliability. Staff learn to trust in the processes: consistent structure, start times and content.
Clarity around who is responsible for each element of the care plan and the clear assignments of tasks each day ensure that patient care delivery is optimized. Care coordination improves, risk states are identified and mitigated in a proactive manner, patient concerns are actively managed.
Units see fewer harm events occurring, fewer hospital acquired complications and improvements in variable costs per case.
See what improvements our partner hospitals achieved after implementing our programs
SIBR Reduces Cost of Stay
29% reduction in adjusted cost of stay on SIBR unit compared to control units (p=0.012)
SIBR Reduces Cost per Case
$1.546 savings in average total cost per care
$2.4M savings in cost per case on SIBR unit over 21 months
SIBR Reduces Length of Stay #1
10% decrease in length of stay on a pediatric ICU (p<0.004)
SIBR Reduces Length of Stay #2
0.4 day reduction in length of stay on a medical telemetry unit vs. 0.8 day increase on control units
SIBR Reduces Length of Stay #3
43% reduction in length of stay on a trauma-surgical unit
50 patient increase in throughput per month
SIBR Reduces Length of Stay #4
16% reduction in length of stay on a 30 bed medical unit
SIBR Reduces Length of Stay #5
18% reduction in length of stay on a medical unit vs. 3% reduction on control unit
SIBR Reduces Length of Stay #6
19% reduction in length of stay on an aged care rehab unit
SIBR Reduces Length of Stay #7
1.2 day reduction in mean length of stay for all oncology patients
Reduced Overtime Costs
35.4% trend reduction in nursing overtime costs on an Accountable Care Unit (ACU)
Reduced Need for Paid Overtime
Approx. $360,000 total annual savings in reduced overtime on Accountable Care Unit (ACU)
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Our programs, which have been embraced by hundreds of unit-based teams around the world, provide better care more efficiently and with a more human touch.