Title

Fifteen-Year Trends in Lower Limb Amputation, Revascularization, and Preventive Measures Among Medicare Patients

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Publication Date

2014-11-19

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Cardiovascular Diseases | Surgery

Abstract

Although severe lower extremity peripheral arterial disease affects more than 12 million people in the United State secular trends in the risk of amputation remain unexplored in recent years. Using national billing and survey data sets from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, we examined trends in lower extremity amputation rates, diagnostic and therapeutic vascular procedures, and the use of preventive measures aimed at limiting the use of amputation procedures in the United States between 1996 and 2011.

DOI of Published Version

10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1007

Source

JAMA Surg. 2014 Nov 19. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1007. [Epub ahead of print] Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

JAMA surgery

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

25409197

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