Management and 6-month outcome of patients with diabetic foot problems: results from a nationwide quality improvement initiative between 2005 and 2014

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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Background: We describe the implementation and results of an audit-feedback quality improvement (QI) initiative in Belgian diabetic foot clinics (DFCs). Methods: Using self-developed software and questionnaires, DFCs (N=35) collected data in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014, covering characteristics, history, and ulcer severity, management and outcome of the first 52 patients presenting with a Wagner grade ≥2 diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) or acute Charcot foot that year. QI was encouraged by meetings and by anonymous benchmarking of DFCs. Results: The first audit-feedback cycle was a pilot study…

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