The PICO device uses negative pressure to promote wound healing and has been shown to reduce post-operative infections, including in women who had a Caesarean section, according to the report.
Shorter hospital stays could save patients up to $50,000. Top executives at Smith & Nephew said their product is designed to improve patient quality of life and cut the national cost of healthcare.
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Smith & Nephew Wound Device Could Lower Healthcare CostsWritten by Heather Linder | January 24, 2013
Medical device manufacturer Smith & Nephew could help cut healthcare costs with its new device to promote wound healing, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
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