The role of ALLEVYN™ Ag in the management of hard-to-heal wounds

2011, Vol 2, No 4, pages 29–35

Hard-to-heal wounds are challenging to treat and have a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life and healthcare resources [1,2,3]. For clinicians, hard-to-heal wounds pose the dual challenge of providing cost-effective management, while improving patients’ wellbeing and concordance with treatment [1,4,5]. This paper examines the impact of hard-to-heal wounds on patients and reviews the clinical efficiency and cost-effectiveness of a topical antibacterial dressing containing silver sulfadiazine (ALLEVYN™ Ag, Smith & Nephew) in the management of patients with infected hard-to-heal wounds.

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