Home healthcare solution provider, Univita, has developed an innovative chronic wound care program that manages at-risk health plan members in the home.
According to the provider, this new program addresses a unique opportunity within the healthcare industry’s efforts to reduce costs and improve health outcomes.
According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic wounds in the US affect around 6.5 million patients with estimations that more than $25 billion is spent annually on the treatment of chronic wounds. The burden is expected to grow due to increasing health care costs, an aging population and the rising prevalence of diabetes and obesity.
Univita’s interventions have already demonstrated measurable results in this area, including 92 percent of patients being discharged with healed wounds.
“Without Univita’s interventions in providing proactive, specialized care for these complex, chronically ill patients, these individuals would have experienced hospitalizations and extensive surgery,” said Dr Manny Selva, chief medical officer at Univita.
“Univita’s evidenced-based wound care program leverages over 25 years of experience in providing comprehensive care for the chronically ill, providing integrated home care services of skilled nursing, home infusion and durable medical equipment.”
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