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Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 1/2021

Technology-enabled remote management of diabetes foot disease and potential for reduction in associated health costs: a pilot study

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research > Uitgave 1/2021
Fiona Main, Ania Zubala, Jane Gorman, Sandra Jones, Jenny Hall, David Macfarlane, Sandra MacRury
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Diabetes-related foot disease, particularly when associated with amputation, affects quality of life and has a significant impact on health care costs. A pilot study using enhanced technology to facilitate remote access and video conferencing from rural locations to the diabetes MDT through a new service pathway confirmed high levels of patient satisfaction with 89% of foot ulcers improved or stable and only two minor amputations. A health economic analysis suggested potential for significant cost savings if this was scaled up regionally. Further evaluation of an integrated pathway, impact on lower limb amputation rates and full health economic assessment is recommended.

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