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The chronic wound care clinic: "one-stop shopping".

Authors
  • Ratliff, C
  • Rodeheaver, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society / WOCN
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1995
Volume
22
Issue
2
Pages
77–80
Identifiers
PMID: 7599712
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The principal goals of wound management are the provision of effective care and cost containment. An outpatient clinic dedicated to the management of chronic wounds offers several advantages over traditional, more fragmented approaches. The Chronic Wound Care Clinic at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic, provides "one-stop shopping," allowing patients to benefit from coordinated care provided in a single setting. Overviews of the clinic's history, philosophy, and structure are presented. A case study illustrates the rapid wound healing and cost savings of one patient cared for at the clinic.

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