Annual Foot Exams are Associated with Reduced Incident Amputation among Older Veterans with Diabetes @ALPSlimb #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @APMA

An important contribution from Allen and coworkers Annual Foot Exams are Associated with Reduced Incident Amputation among Older Veterans with Diabetes What this paper adds: Data to improve understanding how consistent annual diabetic foot exams can reduce incident LEA in older veterans with diabetesA brief review of existing literature that reveals a gap in evidence... Continue Reading →

Pay-for-performance and continuity of care synergistically reduced amputation of lower extremity in patients with diabetes: a population-based cohort study @alpslimb #ActAgainstAmputation

More important work from national data in Taiwan. Prevention really can pay! Background: Diabetic foot is a common and costly complication of diabetes. No existing study has looked at the effect of continuity of care on amputations of diabetes (DM) patients while considering pay-for-performance (P4P) participation. We investigated the impact of the P4P program and the... Continue Reading →

LA County Productivity and Quality Commission (PQC) recognizes @USC/ Rancho / Hot Foot Line Limb Preservation Program “Time is Tissue” @LACountyBOS @RanchoRehab @LACUSCMedCenter #ActAgainstAmputation @SoCalCTSI @USC_Vascular

LA County's Productivity and Quality Commission announced its 34th Annual Productivity and Quality Awards. Rancho Los Amigos, in concert with USC and LAC+USC were acknowledged for their efforts in limb preservation in people with diabetes. The program, which established a "Hot Foot Line" and associated limb preservation service dramatically reduced high-level amputation while also cutting... Continue Reading →

Health service organization impact on lower extremity amputations in people with type 2 diabetes with foot ulcers: systematic review and meta-analysis @DiabetologiaJnl @alpslimb

Excellent work from Meza-Torres and coworkers in Diabetologia. Bottom line: based on these data, half of all major lower extremity amputations may be prevented with adoption of multidisciplinary care pathways. Aims Despite the evidence available on the epidemiology of diabetic foot ulcers and associated complications, it is not clear how specific organizational aspects of health... Continue Reading →

Design of a partially virtual diabetic service improves access to care and education and reduces amputation incidence @diabetesrc @ALPSlimb

Important work from the Devon NHS trust, UK. Service user and community clinician design of a partially virtual diabetic service improves access to care and education and reduces amputation incidence Significance of this studyWhat is already known about this subject? ► Quality outcome framework, education and multi- disciplinary secondary care have improved services for diabetes... Continue Reading →

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