Clinical and cost-effectiveness of compression hosiery versus compression bandages in treatment of venous leg ulcers (Venous leg Ulcer Study IV, VenUS IV): a randomised controlled trial

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Drawbacks exist with the standard treatment (four-layer compression bandages) for venous leg ulcers. We have therefore compared the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of two-layer compression hosiery with the four-layer bandage for the treatment of such ulcers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)871-879
Number of pages9
Issue number9920
Early online date6 Dec 2013
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2014

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  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Compression Bandages
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • England
  • Female
  • Health Care Costs
  • Humans
  • Kaplan-Meier Estimate
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Northern Ireland
  • Quality-Adjusted Life Years
  • Stockings, Compression
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Varicose Ulcer
  • Wound Healing

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