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Author Callam, M. J. ♦ Ruckley, C. V. ♦ Harper, D. R. ♦ Dale, J. J.
Source British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Content type Text
Publisher British Medical Journal Publishing Group
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Abstract A postal survey in two health board areas in Scotland, encompassing a population of about one million, identified 1477 patients with chronic ulcers of the leg. Women outnumbered men by a ratio of 2.8:1. The median age of the women was 74 and of the men 67. Seventy two (5%) were hospital inpatients, 174 (12%) were managed jointly by the primary care team and outpatient departments, and 1201 (83%) were managed entirely in the community. Efforts to improve the management of chronic ulcers of the leg should focus on primary health care.
Description Citation Reference: British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Ed.)
ISSN 02670623
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1985-06-22
e-ISSN 14685833
Journal British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Volume Number 290
Issue Number 6485
Page Count 2
Starting Page 1855
Ending Page 1856


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Source: British Medical Journal (The BMJ)