[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0989625]
Researchers Prof H Edwards; Prof MD Courtney; A/Prof N Graves
Brief description Care for chronic leg ulcers is reported to cost 1-2.5% of total health budgets (>3 billion $US/year, $500 million AUD/year). Efficient use of health resources and improved health as a result of effective chronic wound management (early healing and prevention) are the most significant potential outcomes from this study. In addition to direct health care costs, chronic wounds are associated with significant hidden burdens on the community resulting from loss of mobility, decreased functional ability, social isolation and loss of participation in the workforce/society. This study will provide much needed information on management of this chronic disease to promote improved quality of life, health and independence in this population.
Funding Amount $110,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects