Deaths, Amputations Due to Blocked Leg Arteries Down Among U.S. Veterans – Reuters

Read article - Quotes Philip Goodney, associate professor of surgery and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about a new study that suggests a growing number of older U.S. military veterans with blocked leg arteries are getting procedures to restore blood flow, resulting in fewer deaths and amputations. "This study shows that veterans treated for severe leg blockages have a lower chance of dying, and a much lower chance of losing their leg, than they did a decade ago," said Goodney, who wasn't involved in the study. "Given the multidisciplinary nature of treatments provided in the VA, this suggests that even difficult healthcare challenges can be improved with team-based approaches." (Picked up by The New York Times, National Post, WNYC, and many more.)