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The costs arising from pressure ulcers attributable to malnutrition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19713015     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND & AIMS: To estimate the economic consequences of pressure ulcer attributable to malnutrition. METHODS: Statistical models were developed to predict the number of cases of pressure ulcer, associated bed days lost and the dollar value of these losses in public hospitals in 2002/2003 in Queensland, Australia. The following input parameters were specified and appropriate probability distributions fitted.One thousand random re-samples were made and the results expressed as (output) probabilistic distributions. RESULTS: The model predicts a mean 16,060 (SD 5671) bed days lost and corresponding mean economic cost of AU$12,968,668 (SD AU$4,924,148) (EUROS 6,925,268; SD 2,629,495) of pressure ulcer attributable to malnutrition in 2002/2003 in public hospitals in Queensland, Australia. CONCLUSION: The cost of pressure ulcer attributable to malnutrition in bed days and dollar terms are substantial. The model only considers costs of increased length of stay associated with pressure ulcer and not other factors associated with care.
Authors:
Merrilyn D Banks; Nicholas Graves; Judith D Bauer; Susan Ash
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-08-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland)     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1532-1983     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nutr     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-30     Completed Date:  2010-07-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309603     Medline TA:  Clin Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  180-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Crown Copyright 2009. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia. merrilyn_banks@health.qld.gov.au
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Databases, Factual
Hospital Costs*
Hospitalization / economics
Hospitals, Public / economics,  statistics & numerical data
Humans
Incidence
Length of Stay / economics
Malnutrition / complications*,  epidemiology
Models, Economic
Pressure Ulcer / economics*,  epidemiology,  etiology
Prevalence
Queensland / epidemiology

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