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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 Discrete Keywords: wound care, cost-effectiveness, dressing, assessment, evaluation
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2014 11:18
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:05

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