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The Economic Impact of Hard-to-Heal Leg Ulcers

Rippon, Mark and Davies, Phil and White, Richard and Bosanquet, Nick (2007) The Economic Impact of Hard-to-Heal Leg Ulcers. Wounds UK, 3 (2).

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Abstract

This paper provides a comprehensive review of the evidence on the outcomes from the use of compression bandaging in treating venous leg ulcers. It shows that after two years about 20% of ulcers will not heal despite being treated with high compression. The paper then reviews the evidence on risk factors for non-healing venous leg ulcers and compares continuing treatment costs with the cost of second-line therapies. It highlights the need for health professionals to raise their awareness of effective options for improved treatment for hard-to-heal venous leg ulcers.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: venous leg ulcer, compression therapy, health economics, advanced wound therapies
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2011 10:27
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2011 10:27
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/1466

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