Diabetic foot ulcer

The association between geographic density of infectious disease physicians and limb preservation in patients with diabetic foot ulcers

The association between geographic density of infectious disease physicians and limb preservation in patients with diabetic foot ulcers

Dr. Meghan Brennan et al. studied geographic density of infectious disease physicians to capture the effects of access to these providers on major amputation. Using Chronic Conditions Warehouse data for Medicare enrollees with diabetic foot ulcers, they found living in hospital referral regions with high geographic density of infectious disease physicians was associated with a reduced risk in major amputation after controlling for other factors. 

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