Clinical Efficacy and Cost Effectiveness of Air Fluidized Therapy for Severe Pressure Ulcers
Cuddigan JE, et al. | Remington Report | 2004

This article describes how AFT is technologically different from Group 1 (Static devices / mattresses) and Group 2 (dynamic powered and non-powered mattress replacements and overlays). Using the healing rates described by Ochs, (2004) Cuddigan and Ayello model treatment costs for severe ulcers. They find a net savings of $39, 642 to heal a 49-cm2 stage III/IV ulcer when using AFT compared to Group 2 surfaces.

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  • Care Settings: All Care Settings
  • Clinical Focus: Pressure Ulcer Management
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Related Products: Clinitron® Air Fluidized Therapy beds
  • Reference: Cuddigan JE, Ayello EA, Pietsch C. Clinical Efficacy and Cost Effectiveness of Air Fluidized Therapy for Severe Pressure Ulcers. Remington Report. 2005