Reducing hospital acquired infection (HAI) means safer, higher quality care for each and every patient. Fewer infections also mean reduced costs. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a bacterial infection that can be reduced greatly through improved hand hygiene compliance. Each MRSA infection results in extra pain for the patient and the infections are an extra cost that the hospital may have to absorb completely. This calculator helps you estimate the potential cost savings from reducing the number of MRSA-related events by improving hand hygiene compliance.
(1) US$47,000 average increased cost per stay per patient with an HAI.
(2) For each 1% increase in hand hygiene compliance, there is a 0.6% decline in the prevalence rate of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).
Source: Cummings KL, et al. Hand Hygiene Noncompliance and the Cost of Hospital-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection. Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology 2010; 31:357-364.
The figures and calculations herein are estimates made for informational purposes only, and are based on Excelion’s prior experiences with its clients. The potential opportunities estimated in this tool are not intended to be a commitment, guaranty, or warranty from Excelion. As each hospital is unique, your facility may have other costs, capacities, or other variables that may not be reflected herein. For a more detailed assessment of the potential for your particular facility, please contact Excelion. Excelion accepts no liability for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided in this tool.