Trends in Lower Extremity Amputations in PAD

The rate of lower extremity amputations appears to have decreased significantly between 2000 and 2008 among patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to findings from a review of CMS data. Among patients with PAD, the rate of lower extremity amputations per 100,000 patients decreased from 7,258 to 5,790.

Abstract: Journal of the American College of Cardiology, November 20, 2012.

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