Evolution of patient characteristics and outcomes concerning diabetic foot ulcer care in Belgium between 2008 and 2020

Last updated on 7-12-2023 by An-Sofie Vanherwegen

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Background/Aims: Since 2005, recognized Belgian multidisciplinary diabetic foot clinics (MDFCs) participate to biennial audit-feedback cycles, allowing to study the epidemiology of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) and monitor/improve quality of care. We investigated how patient and foot characteristics, treatment and outcome evolved between 2008 and 2020.   Methods: Data were cross-sectionally collected between 2008 and 2020. Recognized MDFCs included the first 52 patients with a new DFU of Wagner 2 or higher during the audit period. Person and ulcer characteristics were recorded at ba…

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