This calculator demonstrates the potential economic benefits to receiving hospitals if they invest in new resuscitation technologies for EMS.
Instructions: Input data into boxes in order to calculate the return on investment.
Expected Improvement in Hospital Discharge Survival Rates
CURRENT cardiac arrest survival rate prior to implementation of new technology
Data published by Lick et al1 demonstrated that the average direct margin generated by a cardiac arrest survivor in the hospital is $20,864.
1Lick, C. J., Aufderheide, T. P., Niskanen, R. A., Steinkamp, J. E., Davis, S. P., Nygaard, S. D., …Lurie, K. G. (2011). Take Heart America: A comprehensive, community-wide, systems-based approach to the treatment of cardiac arrest. Crit Care Med, 39(1), 26-33. doi:10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181fa7ce4