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Incremental Costs of Treating Patients With Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers, as Reported in the Published Literature

 Source  Stage 1    Stage 2    Stage 3    Stage 4 
 Trueman  and  Whitehead  (2010)  $2,159.07    $8,932.55    $14,839.56     $21,410.12
 Pham et al  (2011)  N/A    $10,283.96     $11,129.57    $18,731.47
 Padula et al  (2011)    $2,909.07        $5,904.13b  
 Society of  Actuaries  (2010)        $10,699.52c       
 Mean costs  (using all  data,  including
 costs that  span  stages)
 $5,255.89    $8,206.27      $13,785.73   
 Minimum  costs  $2,159.07      $2,909.07    $5,904.13  
 Maximum  costs  $10,699.52     $10,699.52      $21,410.12  
             
aStages 1-2.              
bStages 3-4.              
cStages 1-4.              

All costs converted to 2011 US dollars.

Source = 2013 Spetz J, Brown DS, Aydin C, Donaldson N. The Value of Reducing Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcer Prevalence: An Illustrative Analysis. The aim of this study is to assess the cost savings associated with implementing nursing approaches to prevent hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU). Journal of Nursing Administration. Apr;43(4):235-241. 

 

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