Provider Costs and Savings

Current Provider Cost Drivers

High Cost to Facility

  • Pressure ulcers cost $9.1-$11.6 billion annually in the US.6
  • Medicare estimated that each pressure ulcer added $43,180 in costs to a hospital stay.6
  • Annually, 2.5 million pressure ulcers are treated in the United States in acute care facilities alone.6
  • The price of managing a single full-thickness pressure ulcer is as much as $70,000.6

Savings from DOST™

Improved care and reduced adverse events equates to

  • Hard savings from reduced utilization of barrier products
  • Reduction in time required to care for diaper dermatitis and bed sore patients
  • Reduction in cost of secondary infections
  • Reduce risk of legal actions
  • Earlier shifts to lower levels of care
  • High family satisfaction levels


  • Signed and dated detailed written physician's order
  • Documentation defining the number of wounds being treated
  • Documentation of evaluation of the wound(s)
  • Proof of delivery
  • Reimbursements varies with Providers contracts

Provider ROI (Return On Investment)