What is it about?
Setting up multidisciplinary foot team clinics reduces the risk of amputation, but little is known about its resource requirement. We looked at 240 first attendees to an established multidisciplinary foot team clinic and evaluated the service's resource use including investigations required and specialists seen over a 6 month period.
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Why is it important?
Our study is unique as little is known about the resource use in a multidisciplinary diabetic foot clinic. It demonstrates that a functional multidisciplinary foot team clinic requires significant resources—both clinical and administrative—for prompt investigations and revascularisation ( surgery or procedure to restore and/or improve blood flow) to sustain low amputation rates. Regular appraisal of resource use helps with clinic and pathway planning
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This page is a summary of: Resource use within a multidisciplinary foot team clinic, Journal of Wound Care, February 2022, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/jowc.2022.31.2.154.
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