Reduction in diabetic amputations over 15 years in a defined Spain population. Benefits of a critical pathway approach and multidisciplinary team work.

@article{MartnezGmez2014ReductionID,
  title={Reduction in diabetic amputations over 15 years in a defined Spain population. Benefits of a critical pathway approach and multidisciplinary team work.},
  author={Diego de Alcal{\'a} Mart{\'i}nez-G{\'o}mez and M A Moreno-Carrillo and {\'A}lvaro Campillo-Soto and Adela Carrillo-Garc{\'i}a and Jos{\'e} Lu{\'i}s Aguayo-Albasini},
  journal={Revista espanola de quimioterapia : publicacion oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Quimioterapia},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={170-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess changes in diabetic lower-extremity amputations (LEA) rates in a defined population over a 15-year period, following a multidisciplinary approach including a critical pathway in an inpatient setting with standardized preoperative and postoperative care, as well as in an outpatient setting through the establishment of a diabetic foot clinic. METHODS This is a study of the incidence and types of LEAs performed in patients with diabetic foot disease complicated admitted to… CONTINUE READING

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