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Table 3 Length of hospital stay and procedures of patients with hospitalization for diabetic foot infection

From: A classification of diabetic foot infections using ICD-9-CM codes: application to a large computerized medical database

  Group
  Gangrene Osteomyelitis Ulcer Foot
Cellulitis
or Abscess
Toe
Cellulitis
or Abscess
Paronychia Other
  11,666 4,133 20,142 4,438 1,395 289 18,944
Length of stay (days)        
Median 14 10 7 6 5 6 6
Mean(SD) 31.1 (61.6) 28.5 (62.5) 20.0 (62.5) 12.6 (34.9) 15.2 (86.6) 27.8 (96.5) 13.9 (44.4)
Diagnostic studies        
Arteriogram leg 12.7% 4.1% 5.8% 2.4% 3.3% 2.1% 1.6%
Aortogram 7.8% 2.6% 3.7% 1.6% 2.5% < 1% 1.2%
Treatments        
Any current amputation 1.9% 1.5% 0.3% 0.3% 0.7% 0.0% 0.2%
Any past amputation 11.0% 5.7% 4.2% 2.0% 2.0% 1.4% 1.7%
Excisional debridement 3.5% 5.4% 3.8% 2.0% 2.1% 1.4% 1.0%
Skin/subcutaneous I & D 1.2% 2.5% 1.6% 3.9% 3.8% 2.8% 3.0%
Outcomes at 1 year        
Amputations 18.8% 10.0% 7.7% 4.2% 5.4% 1.7% 1.8%
Long-term care 16.5% 14.6% 11.1% 10.5% 8.2% 7.9% 8.6%
Death 24.4% 12.5% 19.3% 11.5% 12.0% 14.9% 13.2%
  1. Rows with large bold font show statistically significant trends after correction for multiple comparisons. Cells with large bold italic font show findings that correspond to clinical expectation (as considered in discussion)