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The average cost of pressure ulcer management
Int Wound J. 2012 Jun 21.
The average cost of pressure ulcer management in a community dwelling spinal cord injury population.
Chan BC, Nanwa N, Mittmann N, Bryant D, Coyte PC, Houghton PE.
BC Chan, MSc, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada N Nanwa, MSc, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada N Mittmann, PhD, Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics Research Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Ivey Centre for Health Innovation and Leadership, Richard Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada D Bryant, PhD, School of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada and Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada PC Coyte, PhD, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada PE, Houghton, PhD, School of Physical Therapy, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
Pressure ulcers (PU) are a common secondary complication experienced by community dwelling spinal cord injury (SCI) individuals. There is a paucity of literature on the health economic impact of PU in SCI population from a societal perspective. The objective of this study was to determine the resource use and costs in 2010 Canadian dollars of a community dwelling SCI individual experiencing a PU from a societal perspective. A non-comparative cost analysis was conducted on a cohort of community dwelling SCI individuals from Ontario, Canada. Medical resource use was recorded over the study period. Unit costs associated with these resources were collected from publicly available sources and published literature. Average monthly cost was calculated based on 7-month follow-up. Costs were stratified by age, PU history, severity level, location of SCI, duration of current PU and PU surface area. Sensitivity analyses were also carried out. Among the 12 study participants, total average monthly cost per community dwelling SCI individual with a PU was $4745. Hospital admission costs represented the greatest percentage of the total cost (62%). Sensitivity analysis showed that the total average monthly costs were most sensitive to variations in hospitalisation costs.
“As the cast of villains in SCI is vast and collaborative, so too must be the chorus of hero's that rise to meet them” Ramer et al 2005
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