An economic evaluation of the cost of diabetic foot ulcers: results of a retrospective study on 239 patients.

@article{Girod2003AnEE,
  title={An economic evaluation of the cost of diabetic foot ulcers: results of a retrospective study on 239 patients.},
  author={Isabelle Girod and Paul Valensi and C{\'e}line Lafor{\^e}t and T Moreau-Defarges and Pascal Guillon and Florence Baron},
  journal={Diabetes & metabolism},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={269-77}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the cost of foot ulcers in diabetic patients. METHODS Retrospective pharmacoeconomic study using direct and indirect costs (sick leave days) from the perspective of French social security system. RESULTS 239 patients were included in the study by 80 physicians who treat diabetic patients suffering from foot ulcers. Initially identified by telephone survey, these physicians were primarily endocrinologists/diabetologists, general practitioners and surgeons. Average… CONTINUE READING

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