Black Patients Were Losing Limbs at Triple the Rate of Others – ProPublica

Read article - Quotes Philip Goodney, associate professor of surgery and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about how diabetics undergo 130,000 amputations each year—often in low-income and underinsured neighborhoods—and black patients lose limbs at a rate triple that of others. "We need to build a health system that supports people when they are at risk, when they are doing better and when they can keep the risk from coming back," said Goodney. "And where there's a hot spot, that's where we need to focus."