Declining rates of hospitalization for nontraumatic lower-extremity amputation in the diabetic population aged 40 years or older: US, 1988-2008

The objective of this study was to assess trends in rates of hospitalization for nontraumatic lower-extremity amputation in U.S. diabetic and nondiabetic populations and disparities in NLEA rates within the diabetic population.

The objective of this study was to assess trends in rates of hospitalization for nontraumatic lower-extremity amputation in U.S. diabetic and nondiabetic populations and disparities in NLEA rates within the diabetic population.

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Declining rates of hospitalization for nontraumatic lower-extremity amputation in the diabetic population aged 40 years or older: US, 1988-2008