We could figure out whether bleeding is an issue using US Wound Registry data, but it’s a “real world” problem and I don’t see anyone really wanting to know the answer to this, or whether there’s an association between slower healing and any of these medications.
Earlier this week I was showing a patient that, while his wound might look like it was still open, in fact, most of it was covered with skin.
Can’t we agree that there are some processes that MATTER and make really good targets for quality measures? Why is that so freaking hard?
Here’s to a safe and humor-filled Thanksgiving!
When they asked Willie Sutton, the bank robber, why he robbed banks, he replied, “Because that’s where the money is.” If you want to find a patient with PAD, start in the waiting room of the wound center.
…if only we had the support of CMS and the CDC!
Read your MAC’s LCD on skin substitutes. This will be messy.