Wound Care Outcomes and Associated Cost Among Patients Treated in US Outpatient Wound Centers: Data From the US Wound Registry.

@article{Fife2012WoundCO,
  title={Wound Care Outcomes and Associated Cost Among Patients Treated in US Outpatient Wound Centers: Data From the US Wound Registry.},
  author={Caroline E. Fife and Marissa Janine Carter},
  journal={Wounds : a compendium of clinical research and practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={10-7}
}
Data from registries can be especially useful in the evaluation of healthcare effectiveness. Thus, the goal of this study was to report on use of the US Wound Registry to investigate the outcomes of a broad population of patients undergoing treatment. Using a 5-year slice of de-identified data from electronic health records originating from 59 hospital-based outpatient wound centers in 18 states, outcomes, pa- tient and wound variables, and costs for facility and physician fees and procedures… CONTINUE READING