The Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx is testing an innovative approach to wound healing that aims to boost quality of care as well as cut hospitalizations, emergency department visits and medical costs. This approach coordinates the services provided by doctors, physician assistants and nurses to protect patients from wounds such as bedsores or diabetic foot ulcer. One of the keys is aggressive debridement that doesn't wait until wounds are advanced, said Montefiore Director Anna Flattau.

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