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Factors associated with seeking care in patients with diabetes and foot ulcers

del-Aguila M, Pugh J, Reiber GE. Factors associated with seeking care in patients with diabetes and foot ulcers. Diabetes. 1997 Oct 15; S1(46):1249.

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This research identified the treatment practices associated with diabetic foot ulcer healing and amputation in veterans and nonveterans. Foot ulcers are a major source of morbidity and precede the majority of amputations; therefore the treatment practices that yielded the best outcomes are important to VA clinicians, patients and payers.

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