Prevention of diabetes-related foot ulcers and amputations: a cost-utility analysis based on Markov model simulations

@article{Tennvall2001PreventionOD,
  title={Prevention of diabetes-related foot ulcers and amputations: a cost-utility analysis based on Markov model simulations},
  author={Gunnel Ragnarson Tennvall and J A P Apelqvist},
  journal={Diabetologia},
  year={2001},
  volume={44},
  pages={2077-2087}
}
We analysed the cost-effectiveness of intensified prevention in diabetic patients with different risks for foot ulcers and lower extremity amputations. Specifically, we examined whether the additional prevention costs associated with present recommendations would be offset by reduced costs of future foot ulcers and amputations. Markov-based 5-year cost-utility simulations of current versus optimal prevention were done for hypothetical cohorts of diabetic patients older than 24 years. The model… CONTINUE READING