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Margolis DJ, Malay DS, Hoffstad OJ, Leonard CE, MaCurdy T, López de Nava K, Tan Y, Molina T, Siegel KL, et al.
. Date of publication 2011 Feb 17;volume ():.
1. Prevalence of diabetes, diabetic foot ulcer, and lower extremity amputation among Medicare beneficiaries, 2006 to 2008: Data Points #1. Margolis DJ(1)(2), Malay DS(1)(3), Hoffstad OJ(1), Leonard CE(1), MaCurdy T(4), López de Nava K(4), Tan Y(4), Molina T(4), Siegel KL(5). In: Data Points Publication Series [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2011-. 2011 Feb 17. 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 The prevalence of diabetes in the Medicare population may be one-third higher than previously estimated. Overall, approximately 8% of diabetic Medicare beneficiaries have a foot ulcer and 1.8% have an amputation. These prevalence rates are further elevated for the subset of beneficiaries with lower extremity peripheral artery disease. The prevalence rates for foot ulcer and lower extremity amputation among diabetic Medicare beneficiaries vary dramatically by geographic region. PMID: 22049561
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Diabetic Foot Ulcer - Introduction and Assessment