[PDF] Long term condition scenario: Leg ulcer wound care

Source:
NHS RightCare
Publisher:
NHS RightCare
Publication date:
30 January 2017

Abstract

In this scenario – using a fictional patient, Betty – we examine a wound care pathway, comparing a sub-optimal but typical scenario against an ideal pathway. At each stage we have modelled the costs of care, both financial to the commissioner but also the impact on the person and their family’s outcomes and experience.

This document is intended to help commissioners and providers understand the implications – both in terms of quality of life and costs – of shifting the wound care pathway from an uncoordinated and reactive approach to a proactive evidence-based approach.

The scenario is available as a full narrative document and two summary slide packs