With rehospitalization for an uncomplicated course of pneumonia costing over $14,400 per episode and care costs for a PEG averaging $46,257 (adjusted for inflation) per year, it’s in the best interest and health of the patient and the facility to minimize these occurrences as much as possible. Let SuperiorView Swallowing Diagnostics help you lower these risks.
By incorporating FEES into the ongoing dysphagia management plan, the SLP and physician is equipped with valuable information regarding the swallow function that can NOT be gained from a bedside exam. Results are immediate, preventing delays in care decisions.
With this objective information, we assist the SLP in developing an effective treatment plan which includes minimizing pneumonia risk and need for more invasive procedures (e.g. feeding tubes).