Wound debridement: evaluating the costs

Nurs Stand. 2001 Feb 14-20;15(22):59-61. doi: 10.7748/ns.15.22.59.s59.

Abstract

Debridement is the technique used to remove slough and necrotic tissues that can prevent or delay wound healing. The authors compare the published evidence on the speed and cost-effectiveness of larval therapy with that of more conventional dressings used to promote autolytic wound debridement.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Autolysis
  • Bandages / economics
  • Bandages / standards
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Debridement / economics*
  • Debridement / methods*
  • Debridement / standards
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Larva
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wounds and Injuries / therapy*