Teamwork, focus on prevention reduce diabetic foot amputations

02/20/2013 | News (Portsmouth, England), The

By redesigning its diabetes foot care pathway, bringing in multidisciplinary teams and focusing on prevention, health officials in Portsmouth, U.K., have seen a drop of 25% in the number of foot amputations as a result of diabetic ulcers over the last three years. Prevention strategies include a new foot scoring process to help manage risk. “Patients are receiving care from the right people in a timely fashion,” said one medical expert.

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