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Evaluating the impact on patients of living with a leg ulcer

It is estimated that approximately one to two per cent of the population will develop a leg ulcer at some stage in their life (Laing, 1992), and that 100,000 people have a leg ulcer at any one time (Callam et al, 1985). Of these over 80 per cent will be cared for by district and practice nurses (Cornwall et al, 1986) at a cost of approximately £1,200 per patient per year (Callam et al, 1988). However, the financial implications for the NHS are not the only costs associated with leg ...

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