Table 3: Benefits using the fast tract protocol versus situation in the Netherlands (time to referral of 30 weeks).

Maximal Benifits:

 

 

 

Reduced hours of home

P × R

34.800 × €8106,80

€282.116.570

Reduced use of dressing materials

P × D

34.800 × €261,04

€9.084.192

Decrease of unnecessary referrals to the hospital

€140 × per 1000 inhabitants

€140 × 17400

€2.436.000

Total

 

 

€ 293.636.762

P: Incidence chronic wounds in the Dutch population, using the fast track protocol (2 per 1.000 patients); R: Average of reduced hours of home care using wage of a specialized nurse; D: Average of reduced use of dressing materials using an average time to wound healing of 26 weeks