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Do wounds heal better covered or uncovered?

Small wounds heal better when they are gently covered with a sterile bandage. Wounds need moisture to heal. An uncovered wound may lead to dry, itchy, flaky, or cracked scabbing and increase the potential for the wound to become infected by bacterial contaminants.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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