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Meeting the challenges of delivering leg ulcer services

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Meeting the challenges of delivering leg ulcer services

Caroline Dowsett, Denise Elson
1 March 2013

The NHS is moving towards a more patient-centred service, with the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention and Any Qualified Provider agendas central to this transition. To ascertain whether a new cost-effective innovative compression product can improve a patient’s quality of life during leg ulcer treatment. Two case studies were conducted to examine how quality of life issues identified during wound assessment can be classified and suitably overcome. Both patients began a regimen that involved the use of an instantly adjustable compression device. Both patients enjoyed an improvement in quality of life and mobility after using the device. The two case studies highlight the benefits of incorporating instantly adjustable compression devices into a treatment regimen, with pain andassociated depression diminishing as a result.

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