Table 4

Summary of healing time and QALYs during the first year of follow-up
4LB (n = 215) SSB (n = 209)
Median (95% CI) Median (95% CI)
Healing time (days) 62 (51, 73) 77 (63, 91)
Ulcer-free days −15 (−32, 21)
Mean (95% CI) Mean (95% CI)
Quality-adjusted life years 0.839 (0.811, 0.862) 0.830 (0.809, 0.851)
Difference (QALYs) 0.009 (−0.019, 0.037 )

Abbreviations: 4LB: four-layer bandage. SSB: short-stretch bandage. CI: confidence interval derived from the 1000 bootstrapped samples. QALY: Quality-adjusted life year.

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