From BMJ 9 Feb 19
NICE have recommended that a new dressing, UrgoStart, may be used to treat non infective diabetic and vascular ulcers.
The dressing contains material that inhibits enzymes from the tissues that inhibit wound healing. They estimated that these dressings can speed up healing and save the NHS £342 per patient per year. This takes into account the savings on dressings, nurse, GP and out patient visits.
They estimated that if a quarter of all diabetic ulcer patients were changed to this dressing that the NHS could save £5.4 million a year.
My comment: We are not using it in our surgery yet.