One Call, the nation’s leading provider of workers’ compensation care management services, and Broadspire®, a subsidiary of Crawford & Company® and a leading global third-party administrator, today announced a partnership to develop a customized patient-centric wound resource program to improve wound healing of injured workers.
The primary goal of wound care is to provide optimal conditions for the natural reparative processes to take place on their own. One Call’s new wound resource program, in partnership with Broadspire, utilizes evidence-based protocols to proactively identify injured workers who either have a non-healing wound or may be at risk for developing wounds.
Wounds that have continued for more than 30 days are 36-69 percent less likely to heal. Chronic wounds affect 5.7 million people in the U.S. at an annual cost of $20 billion. Pressure ulcers are among the most common chronic wounds. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), pressure ulcers account for more than 17,000 lawsuits annually and are the second most common claim after wrongful death. Sadly, about 60,000 patients die as a direct result of a pressure ulcer each year.
“Pressure ulcers and other chronic wounds have an enormously detrimental impact on function and overall healing,” said Dr. Marcos Iglesias, chief medical officer at Broadspire … read more