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Table 2 Average number of visits by service provider in the 24 weeks prior to and after admission

From: Health service pathways for patients with chronic leg ulcers: identifying effective pathways for facilitation of evidence based wound care

Service provider Mean total no. of visits in 24 weeks pre-admission Mean total no. of visits in 24 weeks post-admission
General Practitioner 17 1
Community Nurse 7 5
Medical Specialist* 4 0.3
Specialist Wound Clinic** 0.2 9
Allied Health 0.8 1
Total 29.0 16.3
  1. * includes vascular, dermatology, rehabilitation, geriatric, hyperbaric or plastic surgeon specialists.
  2. ** care provided by either a medical practitioner and nurse, or Nurse Practitioner.