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
- Data on File. Economic Analysis, Andriy Moshyk.
- Hurd, T., Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Innovations in Chronic Wound Care Products and Practiced, Supplement to Ostomy Wound Management, June 2013.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.