[Diabetic foot ulcers - a health technology assessment]
The purpose of this health technology assessment is to critically assess the diagnosis and treatment of people with diabetic foot ulcers with the aim of indicating opportunities for organising this field more appropriately. This critical assessment includes analysing the following topics:
The chapter focusing on technology assesses the outcome of many technologies used in diagnosing and treating people with diabetic foot ulcers. In addition, the outcome of telemedicine and multidisciplinary teams is assessed.
The chapter focusing on patients investigates the characteristics of people with diabetic foot ulcers and how they experience their symptoms, with the aim of determining how these factors influence the needs of these people for organisation in this field. In addition, the opportunities and barriers people with diabetic foot ulcers experience in relation to organisation are assessed.
The chapter focusing on organisation assesses the current organisation of diagnosis and treatment and the barriers and opportunities regarding organisation with the aim of outlining proposals that can contribute to appropriate organisation in this field.
The chapter focusing on economics assesses the economic costs to society of diagnosis and treatment and discusses the potential economic effects of proposals to change the organisation of diagnosis and treatment.
- Diabetic Foot
- Technology Assessment, Biomedical