Silver dressings by all CCGs

Why it matters: NICE states : There is at present no robust clinical- or cost-effectiveness evidence to support the use of antimicrobial dressings (for example, silver, iodine or honey) over non-medicated dressings for preventing or treating chronic wounds. Indiscriminate use should be discouraged because of concerns over bacterial resistance and toxicity.

Description: Prescribing of silver dressings compared with prescribing of all dressings

CCGs are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months. Each chart shows the results for the individual CCG, plus deciles across all CCGs in the NHS in England.



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