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Diabetic foot - inpatient management of people with diabetic foot ulcers and infection: NICE Clinical Guidance 119

Creator:

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Subject Keywords: DIABETES MELLITUS, FOOT HEALTH, INPATIENT SERVICES
Set: Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Diabetes
Obesity
Type: Guideline
Region: United Kingdom
Description:

The feet of people with diabetes can be affected by neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease, foot deformity, infections, ulcers and gangrene. Diabetic foot problems require urgent attention. A delay in diagnosis and management increases morbidity and mortality and contributes to a higher amputation rate (Reiber et al, 1999). There is variation in practice in the inpatient management of diabetic foot problems due to a range of factors, including differences in the organisation of care between patients’ admission to an acute care setting and discharge. The short clinical guideline ‘Inpatient management of diabetic foot problems’ aims to provide guidance on the key components of inpatient care of people with diabetic foot problems from hospital admission onwards.

Date:

23/03/2011

Rights: © National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Suggested citation:

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). (2011) Diabetic foot - inpatient management of people with diabetic foot ulcers and infection: NICE Clinical Guidance 119 [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/57422 [Accessed: 27th May 2018].

  

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