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A Journal on Physiopathology and Therapy of Chronic Cutaneous Ulcers
Official Journal of the Italian Association for Cutaneous Ulcers
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Acta Vulnologica 2004 June;2(1-2):3-8
Chronic skin lesions in home experience
Lo Giudice P., Dell’Acqua E., Cammilleri V., Lubreglia S., Quintero N.
S. C. Distretto di Arona Azienda Sanitaria Locale n. 13, Novara
The experience of the Arona (Novara) district health establishment no. 13 in the home care treatment of chronic skin lesions (CSL) is reported. Particular emphasis is laid on the considerable organisational and management impact of a problem that is encountered in about 50% of patients followed at home (202 patients with CSL out of a total of 402 cases treated in the course of 2002. Of the various data special attention was paid to those regarding type and number of lesions, the frequency of weekly medications, the type of products utilised and the cost of treatment. By way of an analysis of present-day organisation of the service some possible improvements have been identified, in particular the identification of specific indicators.