Identifying Excess Cost and Length of Stay for Adverse Patient Safety Events

The notion that adverse patient safety events result in excess costs is not a new concept. However, more research is needed on the actual costs of different types of adverse events at an organizational level.

American Data Network sought to conduct research on the financial costs and increased length of stay (LOS) of the most frequently occurring adverse events in hopes the findings would help hospitals target patient safety efforts at areas that can have the most significant effect.