Observed impact of skin substitutes in lower extremity diabetic ulcers: lessons from the Medicare Database (2015-2018)

Summary: This study from our combined team suggests that use of advanced therapies for treatment of lower extremity wounds was associated with significant reductions in major and minor amputation, ED use, and hospital readmission compared with similarly matched patients not receiving advanced therapy. Objective: To evaluate large propensity-matched cohorts to assess outcomes in patients receiving advanced […]

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An Economic Evaluation of the Impact, Cost, and Medicare Policy Implications of Chronic Wounds

Congratulations to our colleagues on this important work. Summary: Total Medicare spending estimates for all wound types ranged from $28.1 to $96.8 billion.   Authors Nussbaum SR1, Carter MJ2, Fife CE3, DaVanzo J4, Haught R4, Nusgart M5, Cartwright D6. Abstract OBJECTIVE:┬áThe aim of this study was to determine the cost of chronic wound care for […]

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