Support surfaces for intraoperative prevention of pressure ulcers in patients undergoing surgery: a cost-effectiveness analysis.

@article{Pham2011SupportSF,
  title={Support surfaces for intraoperative prevention of pressure ulcers in patients undergoing surgery: a cost-effectiveness analysis.},
  author={Ba' Pham and Laura Teague and James Mahoney and Laurie Goodman and Mike Paulden and Jeffrey W. Poss and Jianli Li and Nancy Joan Sikich and Rosemarie Lourenco and Luciano Ieraci and Steven M Carcone and Murray D. Krahn},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={150 1},
  pages={122-32}
}
BACKGROUND Patients who undergo prolonged surgical procedures are at risk of developing pressure ulcers. Recent systematic reviews suggest that pressure redistribution overlays on operating tables significantly decrease the associated risk. Little is known about the cost effectiveness of using these overlays in a prevention program for surgical patients. METHODS Using a Markov cohort model, we evaluated the cost effectiveness of an intraoperative prevention strategy with operating table… CONTINUE READING
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