Cost-Utility Analysis of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Compared With Traditional Wound Care in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Iran

Vahid Alipour, PhD; Aziz Rezapour, PhD; Mehdi Ebrahimi, MD; Jalal Arabloo, PhD


Wounds. 2021;33(2):50-56. 

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The study results indicate that NPWT for DFU management is less costly and more effective compared with TWC, thus it is considered as the preferred alternative. Based on these findings, the improved patient outcomes and reduced wound treatment costs compensate for the investment in this technology. In addition, the availability of insurance coverage for this technology makes it more accessible for patients with DFU.