Skin Tears - Innovation and Cost Savings using a Silicone Contact Layer: How Effective Contract Negotiations Contribute to Cost Containment

11-20-2018 08:54

Flow, 2011

Treatment of skin tears in home health was switched from use of non-adherent gauze/rolled gauze to soft silicone dressings resulting in a  66% reduction in cost of care ($1,500 savings/patient and $65,000 over 6 months) as well as a 66% reduction in nursing visits.

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