Antimicrobials and Non-healing Wounds Evidence, controversies and suggestions

F Gottrup, J Apelqvist, T Bjansholt, R Cooper, Z Moore, E J G Peters, S Probst

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Non-healing wounds are a significant problem for health-care systems worldwide. In the industrialised world, almost 1-1.5% of the population will have a problem wound at any one time. Furthermore, wound management is expensive; in Europe, the average cost per episode is 6650 euros for leg ulcers and 10 000 euros for foot ulcers, and wound management accounts for 2-4% of health-care budgets. These figures are expected to rise along with an increased elderly and diabetic population.1-4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S1-S92
JournalJournal of Wound Care
Volume22 Suppl
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

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