How SurePulse technology can impact the cost of neonatal intensive care hospital stays

With only a few days left on our crowd funding campaign, we wanted to share one of the ways we intend to deliver better neonatal outcomes.

As you may know, 360,000 babies are admitted to neonatal intensive care in the USA every year at an average cost of $1594 a day (1,2).

SurePulse have developed their new device for neonatal intensive care with the aim of increasing the number of babies who receive kangaroo care, which in turn is associated with reduced mortality, shorter hospital stays and reduced severe infection/sepsis and hypothermia (3).

Research (4) suggests that increasing rates of kangaroo care could reduce the average hospital length of stay by 1.7 days. In the US, that reduction in length of stay is estimated to be worth $1.1bn! (5).

Our crowdfunding is open to everyone (link here), from as little as £17.08 (2 shares). The funds raised will be used to accelerate the development and commercialisation of our next-generation neonatal monitoring products. Join us on our mission to deliver better neonatal outcomes, from birth to home.

References

(1) https://www.statista.com/topics/4452/births-in-the-us

(2) Rolnitsky A, Unger S, Urbach D, Bell CM. The price of neonatal intensive care outcomes -in-hospital costs of morbidities related to preterm birth. Front Pediatr. 2023Feb 7;11:1068367. doi: 10.3389/fped.2023.1068367. PMID: 36824649; PMCID:PMC9941343.

(3) Walker S, Ojha S, Mitchell EJ. Parents and healthcare professionals’ attitudes toKangaroo Care for preterm infants in the United Kingdom. Acta Paediatr. 2023;112: 1437–1442. https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.16795

(4) Lowson K, Offer C, Watson J, McGuire B, Renfrew MJ. The economic benefits of increasing kangaroo skin-to-skin care and breastfeeding in neonatal units:analysis of a pragmatic intervention in clinical practice. Int Breastfeed J.2015 Mar 20;10:11. doi: 10.1186/s13006-015-0035-8. PMID: 26000029; PMCID:PMC4440268

(5) Extrapolation based on average cost of intensive care stay in USA (2)

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