Article: PDF OnlyTHE FINANCIAL COSTS OF INPATIENT PRESSURE ULCERS TO AN ACUTE CARE FACILITYAlterescu, Victor RN, MBA, MPH, ET Author Information Director Clinical Resource Management John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek, CA Decubitis 2(3):p 14-23, August 1989. Buy Abstract The variable costs for treatment of pressure ulcers in an acute care facility that is part of a health maintenance organization were examined in a three-month, retrospective study. The average age of these patients was 75.61 and the average cost of treatment per day was $80.42. The average total variable cost per patient was $1,300.37. The average variable cost for treatment of a patient admitted for an ulcer was $3,746.03, while the average variable cost for treatment of patients admitted for other reasons was $621.02. © Williams & Wilkins 1989. All Rights Reserved.