This study examined the cost of chronic wound care, including care for diabetic foot ulcers, for Medicare beneficiaries. The outcomes demonstrated that Medicare spending related to wound care is far greater than previously recognized, conservatively estimated at $31.7 billion. The study, authored by Samuel R. Nussbaum, MD, et al, was published in Value in Health, a journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. Download a pdf below.
Additional Information: An Economic Evaluation of the Impact, Cost, and Medicare Policy Implications of Chronic Nonhealing W PDF