Category Archive: Statistics

5 for 65 and 1 for 33: A small number of patients account for the majority of health care costs in Ontario

January 11, 2016

5% of Ontario’s patients account for 65% of healthcare spending ICES study also reveals that 1% account for 33% of healthcare spending ON JANUARY 11, 2016  Email Print Text size Comment TORONTO | About 65% of healthcare funding in Ontario is spent to care for 5% of the population, according to a new study from the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences. The study, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, also found that 1% of the population accounts for 33% of healthcare spending in…

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A Call to Arms for Feet: IWGDF and IDF lay out renewed initiative to combat diabetic foot disease in Lancet paper

August 21, 2015

Renewed Call to Better Treat Diabetic Foot Disease Worldwide Pam Harrison August 18, 2015   1 comment Print Email   EDITORS' RECOMMENDATIONS Hyperbaric Oxygen for Diabetic Foot Ulcer: Useless or Useful? Progress Stalled in Diabetic Foot Ulcers; Major Unmet Need Diabetic Foot: A Cinderella Condition, Needs Team Approach   RELATED DRUGS & DISEASES Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Diabetic Lumbosacral Plexopathy Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus     Diabetic foot disease is not a one-doctor disease, and the most important challenge facing healthcare systems today…

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July 6, 2015

Adults with diabetic foot ulcers who consulted with clinicians by telephone or email experienced similar outcomes when compared with adults with diabetic foot ulcers monitored in an outpatient clinic setting, according to research in Diabetes Care. In a study of Danish adults with diabetic foot ulcers randomly assigned to monitoring by telemedicine or outpatient clinic visits, researchers found

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WiFi: Tuning in to diabetic wound healing via the brilliant Dr. Joe Mills

April 17, 2015

BECOME A MEMBER NEWSLETTER FacebookYoutubeTwitter       Arterial Disease Venous Disease Lymphatic Disease Thrombosis Uniquely Vascular Medicine Vascular Laboratory Vascular Intervention     FACTORS AFFECTING LEG AMPUTATION IN CRITICAL LIMB ISCHEMIA Published September 12, 2014 | By Staff Writer     Arterial Disease   Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on pinterest_shareMore Sharing Services3   Severe peripheral artery disease can present with rest pain or ulcerations or even gangrene. This is known as critical limb ischemia. Critical limb ischemia is most…

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Womb Care: Novel wound treatment using amniotic membrane shines over (much) more expensive skin substitute.

December 5, 2014

Multi-Center Comparative Study Of MiMedx EpiFix® And Organogenesis Apligraf® Determines EpiFix Has Considerably Higher Rates Of Complete Healing And Significantly Faster Time To HealEpiFix® Treatment Results In Cost Saving In Excess Of 80% Compared To Apligraf®             MARIETTA, Ga., Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:  MDXG), the leading regenerative medicine company utilizing human amniotic tissue and patent-protected processes to develop and market advanced products and therapies for the Wound Care, Surgical, Orthopedic, Spinal, Sports Medicine, Ophthalmic…

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Money Talks: Those without, may not walk.

August 6, 2014

Poor People With Diabetes Much More Likely to Lose a Limb: Study Most amputations are preventable with earlier treatment, researchers note MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Poor people with diabetes are much more likely to lose a limb to the disease than affluent patients are, new research suggests. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, found the odds of having a toe, foot or leg amputated was up to 10 times higher for diabetics who live in…

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