Venous leg ulcer management in clinical practice in the UK: costs and outcomes

20-Dec-2017

Venous leg ulcer management in clinical practice in the UK: costs and outcomes’ published in the International Wound Journal Cost-effective management and healing of VLUs remains a challenging problem for the NHS. The study found that the annual cost of managing an unhealed VLU was £13,500 compared to £3,000 for a healed VLU based on 2015/2016 prices. The number of new VLUs in the UK has been estimated to rise to 170 000 in 2017/18 and is predicted to cost the NHS an estimated £1⋅3 billion in the first 12 months from onset. This would be in addition to the cost of managing the existing VLUs.

Venous Leg ulcer management in clinical practice in the UK: costs and outcomes (470 KB) Venous Leg ulcer management in clinical practice in the UK: costs and outcomes
Guest J, Fuller G, Vowden P. International Wound Journal 15 December 2017


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