Lower limb amputation report

Reports | Published: 14 Nov 2014

This report was produced by the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) as part of the Medical and surgical outcome review programme.

Key findings included that fewer than half (44%, 229/519) of patients that needed leg amputation received good care because of poorly co-ordinated care and a lack of multidisciplinary team working.   in its latest report, which also highlights concerns about the growth in diabetes that is increasingly leading to amputation.

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Lower limb amputation report