Rise: Early Mobility in the ICUCalculate Your Savings

Every additional day a patient spends in the ICU doesn’t just adversely affect the patient, it is a drain on ICU resources. And with Early Mobility, it may be avoidable. Use the calculator below to explore how implementing an Early Mobility program in your ICU may reduce costs*:

Answer a series of four questions about your ICU to see the potential savings gained from creating an Early Mobility program. And don’t worry if you don’t know the answer. We’ve provided some research-based benchmarks to help you along the way.

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Approximately how many ICU admissions do you have per year?

What is the average length of stay for a patient in your ICU?

(Benchmark: 3 to 6.5 days)1

What is your average daily cost per patient in the ICU?

(Benchmark: $3,095 (medical ICU), $4,064 (surgical ICU), $4,107 (trauma ICU))1

Based on your admissions rate, additional staffing salaries for an Early Mobility program could cost you .

*Based on recommended number of PT/OTs, rehabilitation technicians, and coordinators.2

Based on your answers, implementing an Early Mobility program could help you reduce ICU length of stay by between and days.

This could result in an annual savings of between and .

See the assumptions behind your result

See how early mobility programs are changing critical care in the ICU.

Disclaimer: Predicting the potential cost savings achieved by implementing an ICU Early Mobility program is an involved process that can only be determined by a thorough assessment of your individual ICU. This calculator is informational only and is not intended to be used for decision-making.

  1. Dasta JF, McLaughlin TP, Mody SH, Piech CT. Daily cost of an intensive care unit day: the contribution of mechanical ventilation. Crit Care Med. 2005. 33(6):1266–1271. doi: 10.1097/01.CCM.0000164543.14619.00
  2. Lord RK, Mayhew CR, Korupolu R, et al. ICU early physical rehabilitation programs: financial modeling of cost savings. Crit Care Med. 2013. 41(3):717–724. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3182711de2
  3. Rapoport J, Teres D, Zhao Y, Lemeshow S. Length of stay data as a guide to hospital economic performance for ICU patients. Med Care. 2003. 41(3):386–397.