Improving the quality of pressure ulcer care with prevention: a cost-effectiveness analysis.

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BACKGROUND In October 2008, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services discontinued reimbursement for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs), thus placing stress on hospitals to prevent incidence of this costly condition. OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether prevention methods are cost-effective compared with standard care in the management of HAPUs… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e31820292b3

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