Surgical debridement (escharectomy) may be performed early or delayed (as is the case at our burn center), as some authors believe that an accurate assessment of burn depth cannot be reached initially [1,2].
SOC was defined as surgical escharectomy (first surgical step) and autograft surgery (second surgical step).
(ii) Patients in the NXB group did not undergo escharectomy, whereas all patients in the SOC group underwent escharectomy.
This was derived from 111210 of saved resources (ICU\SICU hospitalization, escharectomy, autograft surgery, and blood transfusion) (total gross saving) minus total NXB cost of 57910 euros for the assessed 10 patients.
In particular, the parameters that considerably differentiated the SOC and NXB groups were the ICU\SICU length of hospitalization and the need for escharectomy and autograft surgeries.