Table 8

Cost of healthcare resource use associated with managing unhealed surgical wounds stratified by BMI and diabetes

Patients (%)Healed (%)Emergencies (%)NHS cost per patient
BMI<20 kg/m2 59431£9269
BMI 20–29 kg/m2 458927£6938
BMI 30–35 kg/m2 208435£7096
BMI>35 kg/m2 208428£7812
Diabetes298033£9349
No diabetes718827£6526
  • BMI, body mass index; NHS, National Health Service.