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SF-36 characteristics among people with diabetic foot ulcers

Carter J, del-Aguila M, Reiber GE. SF-36 characteristics among people with diabetic foot ulcers. Paper presented at: VA HSR&D National Meeting; 1998 Sep 15; Washington, DC.

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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 yeilded the best outcomes are important to VA clinicans, patients and payers.

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