Economic Assessment of Pressure Sore Prevention Using a Computerized Mattress System in Patients With Spinal Cord InjuryBy Catz, Amiram; Zifroni, Avi; Philo, Ora; Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 27, No. 21, pp. 1315-1319
Publication Date: 2005
Study conducted to assess the economic profitability of the Matrix 200, which is a computerized mattress system designed for people with spinal cord injuries who are at risk for pressure ulcers. The mattress is divided into 216 independent air chambers, as air is pumped into or out of the chamber to adjust the pressure to the minimum desired level. Clinicians can use a keyboard and a screen positioned at bedside to monitor and control levels of pressure. Cost benefit analysis was performed in order to evaluate the cost per day of this system and the cost per day of a standard foam mattress, which is divided by the cost of the labor required to create each mattress. The evaluation indicated that the cost feasibility of the Matrix 200 is advisable for clinicians and rehabilitation facilities to utilize when treating clients with spinal cord injuries who are at risk for pressure ulcers.
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