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Table 2 Resources used and time loss due to leg ulcers during the first year of follow-up

From: Cost-effectiveness of compression technologies for evidence-informed leg ulcer care: results from the Canadian Bandaging Trial

  4LB (n = 215) SSB (n = 209) Difference*
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)  
Number of nursing visits 28.25 (24.16) 32.64 (24.07) −14%
Total nursing time (hour) 15.90 (13.28) 18.48 (15.63) −14%
Total number of bandages used 24.04 (24.54) 11.64 (10.07) 107%
Health services used    
Family doctor visits 0.284 (0.790) 0.368 (0.857) −23%
Specialist visits 0.019 (0.135) 0.081 (0.402) −77%
Hospital visits 0.005 (0.068) 0.014 (0.119) −64%
Emergency room visits 0.260 (0.087) 0.411 (1.603) −37%
Lost work hours 1.14 (6.09) 1.24 (5.29) −8%
  1. Abbreviations: 4LB: four-layer bandage. SSB: short-stretch bandage. SD: standard deviation. Notes: *(4LB mean - SSB mean), expressed as percentages of the SSB mean. Total number of visits per participant. Total number of hours missed work due to leg ulcer per participant.