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      • Delayed referral of venous ulcers increases resource usage
        Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic DisordersVol. 10Issue 1
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          Venous insufficiency is often not readily recognized as a contributing etiology to nonhealing wounds by nonvascular surgery specialists, potentially delaying appropriate treatment to achieve wound healing and increasing healthcare costs. The objective of the present study was to understand the time and resources used before the definitive treatment of venous ulcers.
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