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Podiatric services reduce hospital admissions for diabetic ulcer patients

A study commissioned by the New York State Podiatric Medical Association found that podiatric services could reduce hospital admissions among New York patients who have diabetes and foot ulcers by 13,500 and save nearly $510 million in health care costs. Podiatric services were also found to yield benefits for obese patients and those with back and other podiatric-related pain diagnoses, including reducing the odds of opioid dispensation.

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