World Congress of Union Internationale de Phlébologie. London (INC), 1995.
Chronic venous insufficiency affects approximately 5% and chronic leg ulcer approximately 1% of the adult population of developed countries.
Not only do recent quality of life studies highlight major disability and social impairment but, since this is a condition characterized by chronicity and relapse, it gives rise to massive health care expenditure amounting in the UK to around £400 million per annum.
Venous disease consumes 1-2% of the health care budgets of European countries.
Imprecise disease classifications and codings impede the acquisition of accurate data but there is a compelling need for better quality socioeconomic data concerning this long-neglected health care problem.
Mots-clés Pascal : Insuffisance veineuse, Chronique, Membre inférieur, Ulcère, Jambe, Impact socioéconomique, Economie santé, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Veine pathologie, Peau pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Venous incompetence, Chronic, Lower limb, Ulcer, Leg, Socioeconomical impact, Health economy, Human, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease, Venous disease, Skin disease
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Cote : 97-0141497
Code Inist : 002B12B03. Création : 21/05/1997.