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Rising to the global challenge of wound care

7 December 2017

The data are stark. The annual cost associated with treating and managing the wounds and comorbidities of 2.2mn patients within the NHS in the UK stood at £5.3bn in 2012/13, according to the Burden of Wounds study (Guest et al, 2015). On top of this, The prevalence of wounds has been estimated to be increasing at 11% per annum (Guest et al, 2017). By this measure, the total cost of treating an estimated 3.7mn patients with a wound in 2017/18 will come in at between £8-9bn.

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