Hospital or Community: How Should Leg Ulcer Care be Provided?
Over the last decade great strides have been made in our knowledge of leg ulcers. Epidemiological studies have revealed an extraordinarily high prevalence although the aetiology remains much debated. The development of high-compression elastic bandage systems has improved prognosis for patients with leg ulceration [1–4]. Up to 80% of leg ulcer patients are cared for in the community . Most of these patients are elderly with limited mobility and are reluctant to attend a hospital clinic on a regular basis [1,3].
KeywordsSpecialist Nurse Elastic Bandage Compression Bandage Ulcerate Limb Chronic Venous Ulcer
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