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International Consensus on the Diabetic Foot

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7261.642/a (Published 09 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:642
  1. Paul Newrick, consultant physician
  1. Kidderminster General Hospital

    International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot


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    Available from M Wijnandts, Department of Internal Medicine, Academic Hospital Maastricht, Netherlands, fl35

    ISBN 90 9012716 x

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    Why is the diabetic foot so important that we need consensus, and international consensus at that? The reason is partly statistical and partly personal. Around the world at least 120 million people have diabetes, and up to 10% will develop foot ulceration at some time. About 9% of NHS funds are spent dealing with diabetes; nearly half of …

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