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Lower Extremity Amputation in People with Diabetes as a Marker of Quality of Diabetes Care

Claire M. Buckley1, 2*, Karen Kearns3, Patricia M. Kearney2, Ivan J. Perry2 and Colin P. Bradley1
1Department of General Practice, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
2Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
3Economic and Social Research Institute, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland
Corresponding Author : Dr Claire Buckley
Department of General Practice
Room 2.57, Western Gateway Building
University College Cork, Ireland
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Received June 05, 2014; Accepted June 19, 2014; Published June 25, 2014
Citation:Buckley CM, Kearns K, Kearney PM, Perry I, Bradley CP (2014) Lower Extremity Amputation in People with Diabetes as a Marker of Quality of Diabetes Care . Clin Res Foot Ankle S3: 009. doi:10.4172/2329-910X.S3-009
Copyright: © 2014 Buckley CM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Diabetes is a common chronic disease, which can lead to a number of complications including lower extremity
amputation (LEA). On-going management of diabetes requires the provision of good quality care. Assessing the
quality of diabetes care is difficult. Measurement of quality has been described in terms of structures, processes and outcomes. This article focuses on the long-term clinical outcome of LEA, as an indicator of the quality of diabetes


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