TABLE 4-1One-Year Savings on the Fable Hospital

Fewer patient falls$2,452,800 (−80%)
Fewer patient transfers$3,893,200 (−80%)
Fewer nosocomial infections$80,640 (−4/m)
Reduced nurse turnover$164,000 (14–10%)
Reduced drug cost$1,216,666 (−5%)
Total cost savings$7,807,306

SOURCE: Berry et al. (2004). Reprinted with permission from The Center for Health Design.

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