LEG ULCERS AND DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS TAKE OVER 200 DAYS TO HEAL (1)
200 days with a wound represents a huge burden
1. Poor quality of life for patients (2,3)
97% feel restricted in their functioning
81% experience pain
44% feel low or depressed
2. Increasing workload for clinicians (4)
3. Increasing financial burden (5)
Annual cost of leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers in the UK (5)
The average CCG spend will increase by £14M over 5 years if they fail to reduce healing time (4)
NICE REVIEWED URGOSTART SINCE IT HAS DEMONSTRATED SIGNIFICANT EFFICACY IN REDUCING HEALING TIME THROUGH THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF EVIDENCE.
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