Cost Of Infection

Spectranetics

COST TO PATIENTS

Patients can pay a lethal
price when treated with
antibiotics alone

50%-100%

relapse
rate6,7,9-11

7X

increase in 30-day
mortality15

COST TO HOSPITALS

  • Enormous economic burden on hospitals and the healthcare system31
    • $52,000-$146,000 - Cost to treat a single CIED infection patient3,31
    • $72,000 - Average cost of a hospital-acquired infection31
  • CMS no longer pays for the additional costs of hospital-acquired infection and will only pay for the original surgery32
  • Early removal reduces length of hospital stay and increases survival33


    • $56,470* potential cost of delayed treatment

      * Difference between average hospital days (x) $2,157 34 average in-patient per day hospital cost (U.S.)

Quickly diagnosing CIED
infection and extracting all
hardware is vital to
reducing hospital costs

Removing all hardware - including leads - is highly recommended for CIED patients with a pocket infection, endocarditis or occult gram-positive systemic infection

-HRS, AHA, EHRA Guidelines

* Difference between average hospital days (x) $2,157 34 average in-patient per day hospital cost (U.S.)

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THIS EDUCATIONAL CONTENT IS INTENDED FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ONLY. CARDIAC DEVICE REMOVAL MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR SOME PATIENTS DEPENDING ON INDIVIDUAL HEALTH FACTORS. TREATMENT DECISIONS SHOULD ALWAYS BE BASED ON THE JUDGMENT AND EXPERTISE OF A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL. IF YOU ARE A PATIENT WITH QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT AN IMPLATED CARDIAC DEVICE, PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN.

 
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