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2013 Journal: September – October Vol. 2 No. 5

Developing a cost-effective pressure-ulcer prevention program in an acute-care setting

Pressure ulcers take a hefty toll in both human and economic terms. They can lengthen patient stays, cause pain and suffering, and increase care costs. The average estimated cost of treating a pressure ulcer is $50,000; this amount may include specialty beds, wound care supplies, nutritional support, and increased staff time to care for wounds. What’s more, national patient safety organizations and insurance payers have deemed pressure ulcers avoidable medical errors and no longer reimburse the cost of caring for pressure ulcers that develop during hospitalization.

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3 Thoughts to “2013 Journal: September – October Vol. 2 No. 5”

  1. SONNY

    Guys keep up the great work!

  2. Sir,

    very helpful information,
    In India such activities are not practiced yet.
    advice do you have education / training materials which can be reprintable in the services of hospital nursing staff.
    we are in the business of Advance Wound Care and Hospital Acquired Infections management and like to offer valued information to OT and Nursing staff for managment of Chronic – Critical wounds, Infecions etc.


    Girish Desai.

    keep it up,

  3. fred

    I have a 3 drgee burn from work an there send to clinic an have no ideal how to treat a burn wound I end up. Use my own insurance to get the treatment I need for it too heal

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