Financial Impact of Improving Patient Flow Calculator


Patient Flow Calculator

Patient flow can have a significant impact on a hospital's financial performance. Often flow issues are due to delays in moving patients from the E.D. to the inpatient units. EmCare's Door-to-Discharge with RAP&GO helps improve the patient flow process and may reduce boarding time to about an hour. Use our calculator to estimate the cost of slow patient flow and unnecessary E.D. boarding and wait times.

DISCLAIMER: The following calculator is offered just an example of what your numbers may be. EmCare does not guarantee that these numbers are accurate and you should consult a professional before relying on them.

Potential New Hospital Revenue is representative of a decrease in LWOT/LPMSE rates and/or improved bed availability which in turn contributes to an increase in ER volume, which likely means improved revenue for the hospital through charges for the additional patients in the ER. Historical data suggests that admission rates under the D2D program remain essentially flat compared to the time period immediately prior to implementation of the D2D program – and thus the additional ER volume would result in additional admissions as well and potential increased revenue for the Hospital.

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E.D. Volume
Per Year
E.D. Admission Rate
Average Hospital E.D. Revenue Per Patient
Average Hospital Revenue Per Admit
Average E.D. Patient LOS
Current E.D. Boarding Time (Disposition to Floor) for Admitted Patients
Do you know your current E.D. boarding time, also known as dispositions to admit time? The average at most hospitals without RAP&GO is about 3 1/2 hours, which equates to 210 minutes.
E.D. Boarding Time (Disposition to Floor) After RAP&GO Implementation
Following RAP&GO implementation, EmCare's experience has been reduced disposition to floor times of 70 to 120 minutes.