Table 5

Healthcare resource use associated with managing unhealed surgical wounds in clinical practice

Resource useMean amount of resource use per patient over 12 months from initial presentation
AllPlanned proceduresEmergency procedures
Bandages18.8819.1018.30
District nurse visits72.0073.1069.20
Dressings177.50182.50164.50
GP visits2.802.902.50
Hospital admissions0.310.280.39
Hospital outpatient visits2.202.102.50
Laboratory tests0.780.790.75
Negative pressure wound therapy0.160.150.20
Practice nurse visits10.3010.809.20
Prescriptions for analgesic and non-steroidal inflammatories5.605.805.20
Prescriptions for anti-infectives2.402.402.20
Topical treatments3.302.106.20
  • GP, general practitioner.