About 20% of people with diabetes are at risk of foot ulceration. Most foot ulcers are due to reduced or absent sensation because of neuropathy. People with diabetes also have more frequent and earlier progression of blockages to arteries which affect blood flow and the ability to heal.
This initiative and model of care uses the Agency for Clinical Innovation’s Standards for High Risk Foot Services to prevent hospitalisation for diabetic foot ulcers and infections. Multidisciplinary high risk foot clinics have been established to:
- provide access to specialist multidisciplinary care in an outpatient setting
- reduce hospitalisations
- improve the experience of care and quality of life.
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