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A leg ulcer clinic: audit of the first three years


Liew, I and Sinha, SN, A leg ulcer clinic: audit of the first three years, Journal of Wound Care, 7, (8) pp. 405-407. ISSN 0969-0700 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.12968/jowc.1998.7.8.405


This study documents the establishment in 1994 of a leg ulcer clinic in Hobart, Tasmania. Information relating to patient demographics, results of treatment and costs required to successfully operate the clinic were studied prospectively. Over a 40-month period, 345 patients attended the clinic on 1154 occasions. Ulcers were classified as venous (59%), arterial (19%), mixed venous and arterial disease (13%), pressure injury (3%), traumatic injury (2%) or rheumatoid disease (1%). A wide range of dressings and bandages were used during treatment. The clinic cost an average of A$42,683 per annum to run. This information has the potential to be of use as a guide for any organisation planning to open a similar clinic.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Geriatrics and gerontology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Liew, I (Ms Imogen Liew)
UTAS Author:Sinha, SN (Professor Sankar Sinha)
ID Code:13652
Year Published:1998
Deposited By:Surgery
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-08

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