Singapore has a high prevalence of diabetes, with 12.4% of the adult population living with diabetes in 2013. Up to 1 in 6 diabetic patients develop diabetic foot problems and these are estimated to account for 15% to 25% of healthcare costs for treating diabetes. At present the costs of treating diabetic foot problems in Singapore are not known. Our study aims to evaluate the costs of inpatient treatment of diabetic foot problems.
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