UK Vascular and Endovascular Research Network


The DEFINITE Audit – Prospective Audit of Diabetic Foot Debridement in Theatre

Patients with diabetes mellitus have a high risk of developing a diabetic foot ulcer. This is associated with at an increased risk of infection, which can result in amputation and mortality.

There are evidence based guidelines on the management of diabetic foot ulcers, including debridement in theatre.

This audit will examine whether participating centres are adhering to the guidelines on diabetic foot ulcer debridement in theatre and whether adherence to guidelines results in better ulcer related outcomes.

The audit is open to centres worldwide.

Launch Date: 01/12/2021. Data collection is now complete.

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