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Venous Leg Ulcers

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the cost of treating venous leg ulcers in 1986.

I regret that it is not possible to estimate the total cost to the National Health Service of treating venous leg ulcers. These treatments are provided mainly by general practitioners and district nurses but data are not available on the proportion of their time spent on these problems nor are hospital costs identified for individual treatments.