Title

The cost of treating pressure ulcers in a long-term care facility.

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-1991

NLM Title Abbreviation

Decubitus

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Decubitus

PubMed ID

1908247

Abstract

Although there is rising concern with the cost of pressure ulcer treatment, actual expenditures have not been quantified in many settings. A retrospective research design was used to describe the costs incurred by an 830-bed long-term care facility to treat 240 pressure ulcers over a five-year period. The total cost was $116,416 for the study period. The mean cost of treatment was $5.35/pressure ulcer/day. These costs are substantially lower than the costs of pressure ulcer treatment in acute care. Further study to compare treatment costs with prevention costs would provide useful information on the cost benefits of prevention.

Published Article/Book Citation

Decubitus, 4:3 (1991) pp.37-8, 40, 42 .

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/116