Table 4—

Total ulcer-related costs per episode by progression of severity*

Presenting severity levelOutcome severity level
Progressed to higher severity
Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4/5NoYesP
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
  • *

    * Costs for patients who presented with severity level 1, 2, or 3. Total ulcer-related costs for patients presenting as severity level 4/5 averaged $28,626 ± $51,145 (median $10,921).

  • Comparison of the mean costs for episodes among patients who progressed to a higher severity level versus patients who did not progress.