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OBJECTIVE To compare the outcome and cost of care for leg ulcers in community leg ulcer clinics in Stockport District Health authority with Trafford District Health Authority as a control. DESIGN Detailed cost and efficacy studies conducted prospectively over a three month period in both districts both before and one year after the introduction of five(More)
Our objective was to establish an audit mechanism to determine the cost and effectiveness of leg ulcer care across two Health Authorities. Following identification of all patients with active ulcers over a two-month period, leg ulcer treatment, costs and outcome were prospectively audited over three months. We found that leg ulcer care is currently(More)
OBJECTIVE This prospective study investigated the cost and efficacy of leg ulcer care over a three-month period during 1993, 1994 and 1999. It compared two health authorities (Stockport and Trafford) whose populations totalled 540,000. METHOD All patients with active leg ulcers were invited to community leg ulcer clinics offering research-based(More)
A new hydropolymer dressing was compared with an alginate dressing in a multicentre, prospective, controlled, randomised, stratified, open label trial of 113 patients with exuding venous leg ulcers. The study aimed to evaluate the performance of the dressings in terms of their ability to handle exudate, patient and user acceptability and cost-effectiveness.(More)
This study evaluates the performance of a new hydropolymer adhesive dressing in the treatment of chronic or acute wounds, in the presence of blood and/or low levels of exudate, in 74 patients, in a five-site multi-centre non-comparative clinical trial of four weeks' duration. The primary efficacy variable was defined as the incidence of central island(More)
This small study was undertaken to evaluate a new four-layer bandage (4LB) system (Ultra Four, Robinson). The aim was to provide initial user information about the product and compare it with the previously used original Charing Cross 4LB system. Subjective evaluations of the comparative performance of the Ultra Four system were assessed using a weekly(More)
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