Rippon, M. and Davies, P. and White, Richard and Bosanquet, N. (2007) The Economic Impact of Hard-to-Heal Leg Ulcers. Wounds UK, 3 (2).Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
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:||03 Aug 2015 11:44|
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