Putting patients first: Reducing the human and economic costs of wounds

Stephen-Haynes, J. and Bielby, A. and Searle, R. (2011) Putting patients first: Reducing the human and economic costs of wounds. Wounds UK, 7 (3). pp. 47-55. ISSN 17466814 (ISSN)

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Abstract

This article proposes a systematic, measured and disciplined approach to wound care in order to maximise efficiency and reconcile the apparently conflicting issues of dwindling resources and increasing demand for quality care. This integrated approach to wound care would use advanced wound care techniques and products in accordance with best practice guidelines and support appropriate use through a programme of education and training. The effectiveness of this approach in changing practice would be underpinned via an ongoing process of monitoring and evaluation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economic cost, Efficiency, Human cost, Integrated wound care, Quality of care, article, clinical practice, decubitus, diabetic foot, frustration, health care cost, health care quality, health education, hospital cost, hospitalization, human, immobilization, knowledge, leg ulcer, leisure, length of stay, medical fee, pain, patient attitude, patient care, patient monitoring, practice guideline, psychological aspect, self esteem, sleep disorder, social status, social support, wound, wound care, wound dressing
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 14:40
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2017 14:40
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2101

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