J Clin Outcomes Manage
Development and implementation of a hospital pathway for patients with diabetic foot lesions
With the primary aim of addressing knowledge deficits and improving physician satisfaction, a hospitalist-led team developed a clinical pathway for diabetic patients with infected foot ulcers. An inexpensive e-mail reminder system helped to publicize the pathway, whose features include early debridement, formal vascular assessment, and magnetic resonance imaging when osteomyelitis is a concern.
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