Wound care builds revenue for hospitals
As the number of Americans with diabetes and other chronic conditions increases, hospitals have found that wound care centers and hyperbaric medicine are new ways for them to increase revenue and better meet patients' needs. "Diabetes especially is becoming more common, as are vascular problems," says Kevin Moore, director of the Wound Care Department at St. Mary Mercy Hospital, a 304-bed facility in Livonia, MI. "People are heavier earlier in life and therefore more likely to have diabetes."
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