Higher spending on vascular care did not lower amputation rate

Higher spending on vascular care did not lower amputation rate | Orthotics Prosthetics : In a study of 18,463 Medicare patients, researchers found increased spending on vascular care was not associated with a lower amputation rate. Researchers examined the association between regional spending on vascular care in the United States and amputation in regions where Medicare patients underwent amputations related to peripheral artery disease (PAD) from 2003 to 2010. According to study results, the mean cost of inpatient care the year before amputation was $22,405, varying from $11,077 to $42,613 by region.

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Higher spending on vascular care did not lower amputation rate

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