Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Offloading Devices for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Project Status:Complete

Knowledge User(s)

British Columbia Ministry of Health

Funding Source(s)

  • British Columbia Ministry of Health

Project Objectives

To determine how total contact casts, removable cast walkers and irremovable cast walkers compare with each other, other offloading devices and non-offloading devices for patients with diabetic neuropathic foot ulcers, taking into account clinical efficacy, patient and clinical perspectives, cost-effectiveness and budget impact.

Research Approach

Budget Impact Analysis, Cost-Utility Analysis, Interviews, Jurisdictional Scan, Rapid Review, Review of Guidelines, Systematic Review, Implementation Analysis

Project Lead(s)

Fiona Clement

Position: University of Calgary
Email: fclement@ucalgary.ca

Fiona Clement has extensive training in Health Services Research, Health Economics and Health Policy. She is the Director of the Health Technology Assessment Unit within the O’Brien Institute of Public Health, University of Calgary; a policy responsive research unit that completes evidence synthesis, economic evaluations, health technology assessments and reassessments in response to decision-makers’ needs. Her research interests include drug and non-drug technology reimbursement and cost containment policy, evidence in decision-making, and evidence in health policy development.

Dr. Clement was selected as the Canadian Harkness fellow in 2014; a unique opportunity to study US healthcare policy. She has also received the Maurice McGregor Award for outstanding leadership and excellence in HTA in Canada. She is the first from Alberta to be awarded either of these awards. As a result, in 2015, she was named one of Calgary’s Top 40 under 40 for her work in health policy.

Fiona Clement

University of Calgary

Fiona Clement has extensive training in Health Services Research, Health...

Project Outputs