Burden of Infected Diabetic Foot Ulcers on Hospital Admissions and Costs- stunning data

Compelling data from Johns Hopkins’ Hicks and coworkers.

Diabetes increases the incidence of foot ulcer admissions by 11-fold, accounting for more than 80% of all amputations and increasing hospital costs more than 10-fold over the 5 years.

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Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Feb 20. pii: S0890-5096(16)30059-0. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2015.11.025. [Epub ahead of print]

Source: Burden of Infected Diabetic Foot Ulcers on Hospital Admissions and Costs. – PubMed – NCBI

David G. Armstrong

Dedicated to amputation prevention, wound healing, diabetic foot, biotechnology and the intersection between medical devices and consumer electronics.

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