Sofpulse Economics

A survey conducted by the American Hospital Association reports that 7 out of 10 hospitals have seen a decline in their financial health over the recent years. Demand and hospital expense is increasing but reimbursement is declining and there are fewer donations/investments being made. In order for a hospital to maintain viability, they must focus on improving patient care and reducing operating expense.


Management of pain is a central issue in the delivery of high quality patient care. Intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV PCA) with opioids is common; however it carries significant risks and costs. The cost of IV PCA errors was $388 million in 200416. A product that allows for accelerated post-surgical recovery and a decrease in post-op pain and narcotic use may reduce the risk of these IV PCA errors and may also reduce hospital length of stay and save the hospital an average of $1,000/day.17,18,19


SofPulse provides a solution that will improve patient outcomes and provide operational and financial benefits to the hospital. SofPulse facilitates the natural recovery process with improved outcomes and reduced cost.


If you would like additional information, please contact us at info@sofpulse.com.




16.Meissner, Nelson & Hicks, 2009
17.Taheri PA, Butz DA, Greenfield LJ. Length of stay has minimal impact on the cost of hospital admission. J Am Coll Surg. 2000;191:123�130.
18.Rothberg MB, Abraham I, Lindenauer PK, Rose DN. Improving Nurse-to-Patient Staffing Ratios as a Cost-Effective Safety Intervention. Med Care 2005;43: 785�791
19.Whelan C. The New Economics of Healthcare: Evaluating Medical Technologies Based on Actual Value as a Growth Strategy for Healthcare Providers. Frost & Sullivan whitepaper. 2010.

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