7 Million People Suffer From Chronic, Non-Healing Wounds

Label Value Percentage
Pressure Ulcers 2,906,336 43.18%
Diabetic Foot Ulcers 2,098,750 31.18%
Venous Leg Ulcers 817,244 12.14%
Surgical/Trauma Wound 519,923 7.72%
Arterial Ulcers 388,730 5.78%

The chronic wound problem is only getting worse.

There are millions of cases of chronic wounds in the United States, and the numbers are growing. Diabetes, increased age, obesity and other factors all contribute to the rising number of chronic wound cases.

The incidence of chronic wounds, especially foot ulcers, increases among the estimated 30.3 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Each year, approximately 80,000 adults with diabetes will undergo a lower extremity amputation that started with an ulcer.

The Costs of Chronic Wounds

Wound care costs are rising, and scrutiny from payers is increasing. The largest drivers of inpatient costs are bed usage, supplies and durable medical equipment, and extended lengths of stay.

Spent annually treating chronic wounds
Spent annually on amputation procedures
Average cost of one late-stage HAPU admission
Total impact to healthcare system

There are many challenges in delivering wound care.

Wound care expertise is scarce among primary care physicians. Advanced training can be cost prohibitive for providers who don’t focus exclusively on wounds.

For hospitals, the risks and costs can outweigh the benefits of running your own wound care practice, and it can be difficult to measure quality or offer wound-specific technologies.

To further complicate the situation, patients themselves are often unaware of their own risks for non-healing wounds. On average, patients have 3-4 simultaneous, chronic conditions that contribute to their risk.


Proven Results from Healogics

The Healogics team is dedicated every day to improving chronic wound healing and outcomes. This dedication, combined with our commitment to science and research, results in more efficient and effective wound care.

Comprehensive healing rate
Median days to heal
Patient satisfaction
Reduced days to admit

Healogics is your ideal partner.

Your organization has a commitment to improve the health of your community. Our commitment is to improve the science and delivery of wound care, everywhere and for everyone. We run your Wound Care Center and deliver the best in advanced wound care.

Custom Wound Care Solutions

Healogics provides customized solutions based on the unique needs of hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. On average, your wounded patients live with three to four chronic conditions. Our partnership can help you deliver improved outcomes. We treat patients at every level of care with a continuity that maximizes healing and efficiency.


Advancement Through Science

The Healogics Wound Science Initiative is shaping the future of wound care. The work advances the science, awareness and practice of wound care through research, technology and collaboration. Our research is driving national wound care standards and wound care management guidelines. The results will be improved outcomes and efficiencies.


Increased Access for Your Patients

Part of the Healogics model is assistance in identifying at-risk patients already in your system and community, which allows for early intervention and preventive action. We also work to increase awareness and education about chronic wounds and the benefits of advanced wound care to community physicians.

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Specialty Training for Physicians

Wound care treatment requires physicians who have received extensive training. Healogics leads the industry in training wound care specialists and provides proven clinical practice guidelines to further support Wound Care Center® physicians and staff.


Earlier Specialized Physician Intervention Lowers Costs, Readmissions and Length of Stay

Earlier Specialized Physician Intervention Lowers Costs, Readmissions and Length of Stay

In an innovative approach to wound care management, two Midwest hospitals partnered with Healogics to create a program that emphasized earlier intervention and a higher level of wound care integration throughout the care continuum. An initial pilot project demonstrated considerable successes in the reduction of care costs, readmissions and length of stay for hospital inpatients patients with chronic wounds – a group that typically ranks highest in these three areas. This hospital’s approach and experience suggests steps that other hospitals can take to improve wound center outcomes by enhancing existing strengths in wound care, all with minimal impact on established workflows.

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