From Name:
From Email:
To Name:
To Email:

Optional Message:

Footing the bill for a 'silent' sickness

from Queensland University of Technology via Medical Xpress

The "silent burden" of foot disease afflicts one in ten hospital patients, costing taxpayers billions and filling nearly 5,000 hospital beds each night, according to QUT research. The research, released on the back of World Diabetes Day, analyzed the conditions of 733 adult inpatients from five Australian hospitals on one day. It found 10 percent of patients had foot disease and half of those were hospitalized because of their disease. The study, the first to look at the burden of foot disease on the Australian health system, estimated patients with foot disease fill more than 4,800 hospital beds each night, costing up to $4.7 billion a year. more

Powered by MultiBriefs
7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063