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Margolis DJ, Malay DS, Hoffstad OJ, Leonard CE, MaCurdy T, Tan Y, Molina T, de Nava KL, Siegel KL, et al.
. Date of publication 2011 Mar 8;volume ():.
1. Economic burden of diabetic foot ulcers and amputations: Data Points #3. Margolis DJ(1)(2), Malay DS(1)(3), Hoffstad OJ(1), Leonard CE(1), MaCurdy T(4), Tan Y(4), Molina T(4), de Nava KL(4), Siegel KL(5). In: Data Points Publication Series [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2011-. 2011 Mar 08. Author information: (1) University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Center, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (2) Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (3) Director of Podiatric Research and Staff Surgeon, Ankle and Foot Medical Centers of the Delaware Valley; Department of Surgery, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (4) Acumen LLC DEcIDE Center, Burlingame, CA (5) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD Beneficiaries with a diabetic foot ulcer are seen by their outpatient health care provider about 14 times per year and are hospitalized about 1.5 times per year. The cost of care for these beneficiaries is substantial, at about $33,000 for total reimbursement of all Medicare services per year. Beneficiaries with a lower extremity amputation are seen by their outpatient health care provider about 12 times per year and are hospitalized about 2 times per year. The cost of care for these beneficiaries is substantial, at about $52,000 for total reimbursement of all Medicare services per year. PMID: 22049568
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Diabetic Foot Ulcer - Introduction and Assessment