Health Care Service and Outcomes Among an Estimated 6.7 Million Ambulatory Care Diabetic Foot Cases in the U.S.

@article{Skrepnek2017HealthCS,
  title={Health Care Service and Outcomes Among an Estimated 6.7 Million Ambulatory Care Diabetic Foot Cases in the U.S.},
  author={Grant H Skrepnek and Joseph L R Mills and Lawrence Alfred Lavery and David G. Armstrong},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2017},
  volume={40 7},
  pages={936-942}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate ambulatory clinical cases of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and diabetic foot infections (DFIs) in the U.S. from 2007 to 2013 and to assess outcomes of emergency department or inpatient (ED/IP) admission, number of clinic visits per year, and physician time spent per visit. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A cross-sectional historical cohort analysis was conducted by using the nationally representative Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Ambulatory Medical Care… CONTINUE READING
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