Couch AG, Foo J, James AM, Maloney S, Williams CM. Implementing a podiatry prescribing mentoring program in a public health service: a cost-description study. Journal of foot and ankle research. 2018;11:40. doi: 10.1186/s13047-018-0282-1


In the management of diabetes and high-risk patients, timely treatment with scheduled medicines is critical to prevent severe infections and reduce the risk of lower extremity amputation. However, in Australia, few podiatrists have attained endorsement to prescribe. The aims of this study were to identify the costs associated with developing and implementing a podiatry prescribing mentoring program; and to compare the cost of this program against potential healthcare savings produced.