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An Evidence-Based Policy Brief Improving Foot Care in Diabetic Patients: Reduces Amputations

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DOI: 10.4236/jdm.2019.93010    160 Downloads   378 Views

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Included: Description of a health system problem; Possible options for addressing this problem; Strategies for implementing these options. Not included: recommendations This policy brief does not make recommendations regarding which policy to choose. Who is this policy brief for? Policymakers, healthcare professionals, training institutions and other stakeholders that have an interest in the problem addressed in this evidence-based policy brief, Community leaders, non-governmental organizations. Why was this policy brief prepared? To inform discussions about health policies and programmes in relation to diabetic foot care by summarising relevant literature available on foot care in diabetic patients and possible solutions to reduce amputations. What is an evidence-based policy brief? Evidence based policy briefs bring together global research evidence (from systematic/literature reviews) and local evidence to inform discussions about health policies and programmes. Systematic review: A summary of studies addressing a clearly formulated question that uses systematic and explicit methods to identify, select, and critically appraise the relevant research, and to collect and analyze data from this research. Executive Summary: The evidence presented in this executive summary is summarized from a full brief.

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Chinkhata, M. (2019) An Evidence-Based Policy Brief Improving Foot Care in Diabetic Patients: Reduces Amputations. Journal of Diabetes Mellitus, 9, 105-112. doi: 10.4236/jdm.2019.93010.

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