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Treatment of varicose ulcer of the lower limbs by surgery and Unna boot: savings for the Brazilian healthcare system

Sergio Quilici Belczak, Vitor Cervantes Gornati, Ricardo Aun, Igor Rafael Sincos, Hélio Fragoso

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011gs1984

ABSTRACTObjective:To perform an analysis of the costs of treatment of varicose ulcers by radical surgery of varices and the use of Unna boot.Methods:Fifteen outpatients were selected to receive treatment of varicose ulcers with radical surgery and Unna boot. The total cost of treatment was calculated (hospitalization, surgery, dressings, and outpatient’s follow-up visits) and compared to the cost of clinical follow-up with daily simple dressing changes.Results:The proposed treatment was on average 55.71% more economical than the management with daily dressings (approximately […]