Economics

Simply affordable

PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) may significantly reduce therapy costs.1

  • Reduced therapy costs
  • Reduced training and staff time
  • Reduced administration – eliminates processing paperwork associated with rental NPWT
  • May help reduce patient’s hospital length of stay
  • May help reduce the risk of surgical site complications

In a study measuring the effectiveness of single use NPWT in the outpatient setting, the total cost of the PICO System treatment was shown to be less the one-fourth the cost of non-single use NPWT treatments.2

The PICO System offers all the effectiveness of traditional NPWT for wounds with low to moderate exudate.3 The evaluation of 368 patients across a range of wound types in three separate studies demonstrates that PICO performs with the expected effectiveness as traditional full-sized NPWT pumps.3,4,5

Effective post-surgical management of C-sections resulted in avoidance of 92 surgical site infections over 4 years and saved more than $5 million.6

References

  1. Data on File. Economic Analysis, Andriy Moshyk.
  2. Hurd, T., Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Innovations in Chronic Wound Care Products and Practiced, Supplement to Ostomy Wound Management, June 2013.
  3. OCDOF/012 A prospective, open, non-comparative, multi-centre study to evaluate the functionality and dressing performance of a new negative pressure enhanced dressing in acute wounds.
  4. Ahmad, Z, Davis, M, Das-Gupta, R. PICO: a revelation in topical negative pressure therapy? The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds. Mar 26, 2013;12(1):16-17.
  5. Dowsett, C, Grothier, L, Henderson, V, Leak, K, Davis, L, Bielby, A., et al. Venous leg ulcer management: single use negative pressure wound therapy. British Journal of Community Nursing, Mar 2013.
  6. Harris, J., et al. Using a multi-faceted active process and infection prevention to reduce post-op C-section infections. Poster presented at SAWC Spring 2013.