A new study, carried out for the NIHR, has just been published in the BMJ.
The study highlights the extensive burden that 2.2M chronic wounds placed on the NHS during the period 2012/13. Non healing wounds, which can be related to nutritional deficits and diabetes for example, were disproportionally expensive, and those with delayed healing, such as those affected by infection, are also part of this picture.
By data mining information in the THIN GP database, information on current wound treatment patterns was able to be obtained, and costs inferred. The study suggests that increased structure in care pathways, amongst other measures, may be of benefit.
Perfectus Biomed continues to help wound care manufacturers understand the role of biofilms in wounds, and helps them study the performance of their current and emerging products within this space.
The full text of study can be reviewed here: