Economic evaluation of pressure ulcer care: A Cost Minimization Analysis of Preventive StrategiesSchuurman, J. P., Schoonhoven, L., Defloor, T., van Engelshoven, I., van Ramshorst, B. & Buskens, E., 2009, In : Nursing Economics. 27, 6, p. 390-415 26 p.
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The purpose of this study was to determine the cost for prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers from a hospital perspective and to identify the least resource-intensive pressure ulcer prevention strategy.
Cost analyses were examined from a hospital perspective using direct costs. The study was carried out alongside a prospective cohort study on the incidence and risk factors for pressure ulcers.
Two large teaching hospitals in the Netherlands with (partly) opposing approaches in prevention, a technological versus a human approach, were analyzed.
The main outcome measures were resource use, costs of preventive measures and treatment, and pressure ulcer incidence in both hospitals.
Pressure ulcer prevention through a predominantly technical approach resulted in a similar incidence rate as prevention through a predominantly human approach.
However, the technical approach was considerably less expensive.
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
- HOSPITALIZED-PATIENTS, RISK-ASSESSMENT, PREDICTION, COHORT