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Title: The clinical management of diabetic foot in the elderly and medico-legal implications
Authors: Terranova, Claudio 
Bruttocao, Andrea 
Keywords: diabetic foot;medico-legal liability;the elderly
Keywords Plus: AMERICAN-ASSOCIATION;ULCER PREVENTION;FATAL NEGLECT;RISK-FACTORS;CARE;MELLITUS;GUIDELINES;DISEASE;DEATH
Mesh headings: Diabetic Foot;Malpractice
Secondary Mesh headings: Aged;Decision Making;Humans;Patient Compliance;Patient Education as Topic;Physical Examination
Issue Date: Oct-2013
Publisher: SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
Journal: Medicine, science, and the law 
Abstract: 
Diabetic foot is a complex and challenging pathological state, characterized by high complexity of management, morbidity and mortality. The elderly present peculiar problems which interfere on one hand with the patient's compliance and on the other with their diagnostic-therapeutic management. Difficult clinical management may result in medico-legal problems, with criminal and civil consequences. In this context, the authors present a review of the literature, analysing aspects concerning the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot in the elderly which may turn out to be a source of professional responsibility. Analysis of these aspects provides an opportunity to discuss elements important not only for clinicians and medical workers but also experts (judges, lawyers, medico-legal experts) who must evaluate hypotheses of professional responsibility concerning diabetic foot in the elderly.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12857/116090
ISSN: 0025-8024
DOI: 10.1177/0025802412473595
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