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 […]

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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 […]

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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 study What is already known about this subject? ► Quality outcome framework, education and multi- disciplinary secondary care have improved services for […]

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