Cost of care using prophylactic negative pressure wound vacuum on closed laparotomy incisions.

@article{Lewis2014CostOC,
  title={Cost of care using prophylactic negative pressure wound vacuum on closed laparotomy incisions.},
  author={Lauren S. Lewis and Patricia A Convery and Corey S Bolac and Fidel A. Valea and William Jeffrey Lowery and Laura Jean Havrilesky},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={132 3},
  pages={684-9}
}
OBJECTIVE We wished to determine the reduction in the rate of wound complications that would render the use of prophylactic negative pressure wound vacuum therapy (NPWT) cost saving compared to routine incision care (RC) following laparotomy for gynecologic malignancy. METHODS A decision tree was designed from a payer perspective to compare strategies for incision management following laparotomy for gynecologic malignancy: (1) RC; (2) prophylactic NPWT. Rates of wound complication, antibiotic… CONTINUE READING

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