Interruptions to daily routines are common during the holiday season.
It may be tempting to put off some of your wound care appointments. However, increasing the time between visits can lead to decreased healing rates.
Research has shown that patients who were seen at least weekly throughout their treatment course had the highest rates of wound healing.
Learn more about the importance of keeping your scheduled appointments on our blog.
Healing Rates Improve When Patients Keep Scheduled Appointments
Written by Healogics Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Ennis.
As the leader in wound care, Healogics is committed to sharing the results of our research. We recently published a paper in a peer-reviewed medical journal titled, “Reducing Unwarranted Clinical Variability through Patient Visit Frequency.” In summary, we found that the number one variable that has the most impact on Comprehensive Healing Rate is visit frequency.
Gift Yourself Better Health: Keep Appointments This Holiday Season
The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve are the busiest and often most stressful time of the entire year. It is tempting to put off scheduling a new appointment or to miss a planned doctor’s visit due to family activities or winter weather. This can be doubly damaging because our immune system can be weakened by stress, compromising our ability to heal, and any delay in treatment can increase the amount of time it takes to recover.
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