Declining offloading rates in Belgian Recognized Diabetic Foot Clinics (RDFC): results from an audit-feedback quality improvement initiative.

Last updated on 9-1-2019 by Kris Doggen

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Aim: To evaluate how DFU (Diabetic Foot Ulcer) are offloaded in RDFC and the evolution over time. RDFC receive their results after each audit for benchmarking (IQED-Foot project). Method: Comparison of offloading methods used in 2 audits (2011 and 2013/14). Audits characteristics are described in table 1. In each audit, RDFC registered the first 52 diabetic patients over a 1-year period with a “new” foot problem: DFU of Wagner grade 2 or more and/or active Charcot foot (table 2). Off-loading was categorized as follows: 1. knee-high device, removable or not (TCC, Diabetic walkers…), 2 a…

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