What is it about?

Around 7% of adults in the UK experience a chronic, non-healing wound each year. This article looks at the huge economic burden wound management places on the NHS and how an evidence-based approach can help to support healing, improve outcomes and reduce costs.

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Why is it important?

It's a timely overview of best practice steps towards improving wound management to benefit patients and healthcare services.


Having a wound that exudes fluid or pus can cause feelings of embarrassment, and lead to social isolation and withdrawal from everyday activities. Improving wound care could undoubtedly help to minimise the mental health impact for these patients as well as reduce unnecessary costs incurred by opting for ill-advised treatment methods.

Julie Penfold
Mark Allen Group

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This page is a summary of: Optimising chronic wound care: a human and financial necessity, British Journal of Healthcare Management, November 2021, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/bjhc.2021.0139.
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