Wound care funding is a sore that refuses to heal


Funding for wound care in general practice is, pardon the pun, an old wound that refuses to heal — and one that has (as wounds do) worsened the longer it has been allowed to fester.

It’s no small issue either, with hard-to-heal wounds affecting hundreds of thousands of Australians. Venous leg ulcers alone are seen in around three per 1000 adult Australians.1 In 2010, leg ulcers cost the healthcare system $2 billion.1

With the ageing population, and the rise in

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