In our second JVS Meet the Author episode, we also pilot our first Audible Bleeding/JVS Online Journal Club. Jacob Schwartzman joins Dr. Paul DiMuzio from Jefferson and Dr. Sarah Deery from Johns Hopkins in a discussion with first author Dr. Caitlin Hicks. Dr. Hicks is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Therapy at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, with special interests in health services research and healthcare costs.
On Sunday, December 8th, we will be opening a public Twitter forum/extended online discussion where you can log on to discuss these papers as well as any other literature relevant to the topic. We will be opening several polls on Twitter as well as posting some free-response questions. Questions can be sent to @JVascSurg or searched by #VascularJC.
Dr. Hick’s paper, “Contribution of 30-day readmissions to the increasing costs of care for the diabetic foot,” elucidates some of the very significant healthcare costs related to readmissions for patients with diabetic foot ulcers.