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The Cost-Effectiveness of Wound Dressings

Browning, Paul (2014) The Cost-Effectiveness of Wound Dressings. Britihsh Journal of Healthcare Management, 20 (10). pp. 462-466. ISSN 1358-0574

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The current economic downturn in the UK and other countries has caused healthcare organisations to justify the costs of more advanced technologies. This is seen especially within the wound care discipline. The costs of healthcare account for a third of all UK government spend and with the prevalence of chronic wounds increasing, the cost of modern wound care is becoming more strained and open to scrutiny. Healthcare decision makers should not base their decisions on cost of dressings alone, but take into account the costs mitigated by using an advanced wound therapy. A clinical-economic assessment should be performed on a number of advanced therapies to assess if these are indeed more cost-effective long-term.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: wound care, cost-effectiveness, dressing, assessment, evaluation
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2014 11:18
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2014 11:18

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