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Clinician attitudes to shared-care and perceptions on the current extent of patient engagement in wound care: Results of a clinician survey

Terry Coggins, Zena Moore
25 February 2021

Market research conducted in November and December 2020 presented in this article gives insight into how clinicians can be better equipped to support patients to self-care. Results show that clinicians in Australia, China, France, Germany, Spain, the UK and the USA, estimated that 45% of their patients with chronic wounds could benefit from greater involvement in their own care. Practitioner attitudes towards encouraging shared care varied globally; in China, the UK and the USA, shared care is a more established approach than in France and Germany, where care is predominately nurse-led. Findings indicate that clinicians themselves require support to identify patients who can self-care and practical tools are needed to facilitate this approach to service delivery.

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