Efficiency and cost effectiveness of negative pressure wound therapy
Holly Anthony Nurse practitioner, head and neck outpatients, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Derby, England
Negative pressure wound therapy can be used to treat wounds of varying aetiology. This article presents findings of a literature review investigating the efficiency and cost effectiveness of this form of therapy. Since negative pressure wound therapy is becoming more common, it is important to understand the evidence base for its use to ensure optimum care outcomes for patients and cost effectiveness.
Nursing Standard. 30, 8, 64-70. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.8.64.s50Correspondence
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Received: 28 May 2015
Accepted: 28 July 2015