OWN - NLM
DA - 20170831
LR - 20170907
IS - 1175-8716 (Electronic)
IS - 0028-8446 (Linking)
VI - 130
IP - 1461
DP - 2017 Sep 01
TI - Estimated reduction in expenditure on hospital-acquired pressure injuries after
an intervention for early identification and treatment.
PG - 42-46
AB - AIM: An intervention designed to reduce numbers of hospital-acquired pressure
injuries was delivered in Counties Manukau Health hospitals. An audit of a sample
of patients was carried out to estimate the cost savings that would have been
acquired across the district health board (DHB) due to a reduction in pressure
injuries. METHOD: The pressure injury intervention was delivered from 2011 to
2015. A monthly prospective audit of patients with stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 pressure
injuries was carried out. This involved a random sample of five patients per ward
in all hospitals in Counties Manukau DHB. RESULTS: It was found that the annual
estimated cost of treating pressure injuries in hospital patients was
NZ$12,290,484 less in 2015 than in 2011. CONCLUSION: Implementation of strategies
for managing hospital-acquired pressure injuries can lead to potentially large
financial savings for hospitals, as well as reducing the burden of managing this
difficult condition for patients and staff.
FAU - Lewis, Heather
AU - Lewis H
AD - Wound Care Suite, Middlemore Hospital.
FAU - Hughes, David
AU - Hughes D
AD - Middlemore Hospital, Counties Manukau Health.
FAU - Madell, Dominic
AU - Madell D
AD - Centre for Mental Health Research, University of Auckland, Auckland.
FAU - Coomarasamy, Christin
AU - Coomarasamy C
AD - Biostatistics Research Office, Counties Health Auckland.
FAU - Villa, Luis
AU - Villa L
AD - Ko Awatea, Counties Manukau Health.
FAU - Hayward, Brooke
AU - Hayward B
AD - Ko Awatea, Middlemore Hospital.
LA - eng
PT - Journal Article
DEP - 20170901
PL - New Zealand
TA - N Z Med J
JT - The New Zealand medical journal
JID - 0401067
SB - IM
MH - Cost Savings/*statistics & numerical data
MH - Health Expenditures/*trends
MH - Humans
MH - New Zealand
MH - Pressure Ulcer/*economics/*prevention & control
MH - Prospective Studies
COI - Nil.
EDAT- 2017/09/01 06:00
MHDA- 2017/09/08 06:00
CRDT- 2017/09/01 06:00
PST - epublish
SO - N Z Med J. 2017 Sep 1;130(1461):42-46.