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Cost-Effectiveness and Value of Information Analysis of Nutritional Support for Preventing Pressure Ulcers in High-risk Patients: Implement Now, Research Later

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  • Haitham Tuffaha

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  • Shelley Roberts
  • Wendy Chaboyer
  • Louisa Gordon
  • Paul Scuffham

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Nutritional support is cost-effective in preventing pressure ulcers in high-risk hospitalised patients compared with standard diet. Future research to reduce decision uncertainty is worthwhile; however, given the opportunity losses associated with delaying the implementation, “implement and research” is the approach recommended for this intervention. Copyright Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

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  • Haitham Tuffaha & Shelley Roberts & Wendy Chaboyer & Louisa Gordon & Paul Scuffham, 2015. "Cost-Effectiveness and Value of Information Analysis of Nutritional Support for Preventing Pressure Ulcers in High-risk Patients: Implement Now, Research Later," Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, Springer, vol. 13(2), pages 167-179, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:aphecp:v:13:y:2015:i:2:p:167-179
    DOI: 10.1007/s40258-015-0152-y
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