Don't waste money when dressing leg ulcers.

  title={Don't waste money when dressing leg ulcers.},
  author={Muhammad J Sultan and Charles McCollum},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={96 10},
Chronic venous leg ulcers affect 3·2 per cent of the elderly population in the UK1. They are difficult to heal and the annual cost to the National Health Service (NHS) is estimated at £450 million. Most of this cost is for dressing materials and the nursing time required for their application. The National Prescribing Centre estimates that the annual cost of wound dressings alone exceeds £100 million2. Is this money well spent? Research over the past three decades has shown repeatedly that… CONTINUE READING