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1. Care outcomes in long-term care facilities in British Columbia, Canada. Does ownership matter?
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OBJECTIVES: This study investigated whether for-profit (FP) versus not-for-profit (NP) ownership of long-term care facilities resulted in a difference in hospital admission and mortality rates among facility residents in British Columbia, Canada. RESEARCH DESIGN: This retrospective cohort study used administrative data on all residents of British Columbia long-term care facilities between April 1, 1996, and August 1, 1999 (n = 43,065). Hospitalizations were examined for 6 diagnoses (falls, pneumonia, anemia, dehydration, urinary tract infection, and decubitus ulcers and/or gangrene), which are ... Read More »
» Published in Med Care. 2006 Oct;44(10):929-35.
2. Diabetic foot disease.
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OBJECTIVE: To review the spectrum of foot problems in patients with diabetes and the underlying etiologic factors. METHODS: In this review, the term "diabetic foot disease" (DFD) will be used (previously referred to as simply "diabetic foot"). The relevant anatomy of the foot is discussed, the clinical evaluation and severity of DFD are outlined, and the role of both systemic control and local measures in the management of DFD is addressed. RESULTS: DFD is linked with a wide variety of etiologic associations, pathologic forms, and clinical severity. The causes of DFD include such factors as ... Read More »
» Published in Endocr Pract. 2006 Sep-Oct;12(5):583-92.
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