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Study Demonstrates ACTICOAT™ Helps Achieve Better Clinical Outcomes at Lower Overall Treatment Costs Than Other Silver Dressings in the Management of Partial Thickness Burns


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Smith & Nephew plc (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, today announces the publication of a study in which its ACTICOAT™ Antimicrobial Barrier Dressing with nanocrystalline silver was estimated in a health economic model to save costs compared with other silver dressings in the management of partial thickness burns.

The “Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Silver Delivery Approaches in the Management of Partial-thickness Burns1” study comprises a cost-effectiveness analysis of four commonly used silver dressings on patients with partial thickness burns and a total body surface area affected less than 20%.

The economic model, developed from the US healthcare payer perspective is based on data derived from an indirect treatment comparison and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and observational studies. It compares incidence of infections, surgical procedures, length of stay and quality-adjusted life years for each dressing based on a sample of 1,873 patients derived from multiple studies.

Incidence of infections were estimated to be lower when using ACTICOAT compared to other silver dressings. Estimated number of surgical procedures* was also lower with ACTICOAT, and estimated cost of treatment was lowest with ACTICOAT compared with other silver dressings.

“This robust economic evaluation based on the findings of a systematic review illustrates the cost effectiveness of ACTICOAT compared to alternative commonly used silver-based antimicrobials in the management of partial thickness burns,” said Dr Andy Weymann, Chief Medical Officer, Smith & Nephew. “It highlights that treatment with ACTICOAT results in better outcomes and helps reduce the human and economic cost of wounds.”

To learn more please see www.smith-nephew.com/acticoatforburns

References

  1. Nherera, L. et al. Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Silver Delivery Approaches in the Management of Partial-thickness Burns. Wounds Epub 2018 February 23

*     Defined as debridement and skin grafts

About Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve people’s lives. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities, Smith & Nephew has around 15,000 employees and a presence in more than 100 countries. Annual sales in 2017 were almost $4.8 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN).

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