Costs and duration of care for lower extremity ulcers in patients with diabetes.

  title={Costs and duration of care for lower extremity ulcers in patients with diabetes.},
  author={Sonja Holzer and A J Camerota and Luc A Martens and Timothy Cuerdon and Jodi Crystal-Peters and Martin J Zagari},
  journal={Clinical therapeutics},
  volume={20 1},
Medical and pharmaceutical insurance claims associated with lower extremity diabetic ulcers were examined retrospectively to better understand the costs and duration of treatment in clinical practice. The study population consisted of working-age individuals (18 to 64 years old) with health care benefits provided through private employer-sponsored insurance plans. Diagnostic information contained in the claims database was used to identify the severity of the ulcers, and the charges associated… CONTINUE READING

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