The Cost-effective Wound Management Award
Wound care, treatment and prevention consume large quantities of resources in terms of disposables, equipment and nursing time; however, there is still little objective evaluation of the economic burden of wound care on health services. Furthermore, health service costs may inadequately describe the total cost of care, as this burden falls increasingly outside the formal health services and onto patients and their families.
This category is open to any clinician or team who, through management initiatives, have demonstrated cost-effective wound care, or to health economists and researchers, who have helped to highlight the issues faced or proposed ways to address them.
- How has this group/individual demonstrated or highlighted cost-effective wound care?
- Why is this a valuable contribution?
- How can this work benefit the greater wound care community?