‘Health economic burden that different wound types impose on the UK’s National Health Service’ published in the International Wound Journal

Of the £5.3 billion the NHS spend every year treating wounds, over £3.0 billion a year is spent on managing chronic wounds (leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and pressure sores) alone. The majority (74%) of this spend was on wounds that did not heal in the year. Healed wounds cost £800 million while unhealed wounds cost £2.2 billion a year; a cost that will be repeated year on year.

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