Explore the latest in decubitus ulcers, including advances in prevention and treatment.
This analysis of data from the US Medical Expenditure Panel Survey estimates the incremental health care costs among patients with chronic cutaneous ulcers.
This Clinical Update summarizes options for chronic wound management in ambulatory settings, including use of standard gauze, negative-pressure wound therapy, advanced dressings (alginates, foams, hydrocolloids, and hydrogels), and adjuvant wound therapies.
This study identifies the factors associated with flap-related complications and increased resource utilization in patients with pressure ulcers.
This quasi-experimental study shows an association between the institution of the Hospital-Acquired Conditions Initiative and improvements in central line–associated bloodstream infections and catheter-associated urinary tract infections, but not in hospital-acquired pressure ulcers and injurious inpatient falls.
This article reports that among Medicare beneficiaries discharged to a skilled nursing facility after hospitalization, rates of readmission or death were not different according to facility performance metrics.
Wilcox and coauthors investigate healing outcomes and debridement frequency in a large wound data set. See Invited Comentary by Lebrun and Kirsner.
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