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Impact of limb loss in the United States.
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PMID:  24287236     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The amputee gets lost in the American health care system because of fragmentation across the continuum. The journey of the diabetic patient with limb loss through the health care system is even more precarious than that of the traumatic amputee. Interventions to address these secondary conditions and improve the health and outcomes of persons with disability have focused on standard medical treatments, such as medication or physical rehabilitation therapies, often to the exclusion of psychosocial interventions. Each member of the amputee rehabilitation team plays a specific and important role in the care and recovery of the person with limb loss.
Terrence Patrick Sheehan; George C Gondo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1558-1381     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102787     Medline TA:  Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-28     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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