The health economic burden that acute and chronic wounds impose on an average clinical commissioning

23-Jun-2017

The health economic burden that acute and chronic wounds impose on an average clinical commissioning group / health board in the UK’ published in the Journal of Wound Care

It is estimated that the annual prevalence of chronic wounds is growing at the rate of 12%; largely as a result of an average healing rate of 43%. At this growth rate, chronic wounds alone (leg, foot and pressure ulcers) are expected to cost £5.3bn per annum by 2017/2018 and £9.4bn a year in another 5 years time. As a result, in 2012/13 an average CCG / health board (catchment population of 250,000 adults ≥ 18 years of age) treated 5,300 chronic wounds at a cost of £15.2m. By 2017/18 costs are expected to increase to £26.8m and, if nothing is done to improve healing rates, in another 5 years these costs are expected to rise to £47.2m and in 10 years to £83.3m.

The health economic burden that acute and chronic wounds impose on an average clinical commissioning (494 KB) The health economic burden that acute and chronic wounds impose on an average clinical commissioning
Guest J, Vowden K, Vowden P. Journal of Wound Care, Vol 26, No 6, June 2017, p 292-303


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