What percent of your patients with diabetes do you refer for further vascular workup?

10-20 percent
36% (45 votes)
21-40 percent
24% (30 votes)
41-60 percent
17% (22 votes)
61-80 percent
13% (17 votes)
more than 80 percent
10% (12 votes)
Total votes: 126
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Anonymoussays: June 22, 2009 at 1:42 pm

"Further" than what? the question is tainted or at least not well crafted since it does not specify what initial testing (e.g. non invasive ABI/PVRs) has been done?? I think the question should be reworded.

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Anonymoussays: June 23, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Maybe the question should have been "What percent of your patients with diabetes and an ongoing ulceration or other diabetic foot problem do you refer for further vascular workup? Clearly a patient who has diabetes but no clear problems isn't going to be sent for vascular evaluation; and most of my diabetic patients fit into this category.
Just my two cents.
Jerry Somdahl, DPM

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