[Pressure ulcer prevalence: comparison between nursing homes and hospitals].

Abstract

The aim of the study was to compare pressure ulcer prevalence rates in nursing homes and hospitals and to answer the question in which setting pressure ulcers develop more. In Germany in 2009 a nationwide cross-sectional study was conducted in 76 nursing homes and 15 hospitals. The prevalence of pressure ulcers grade 2, 3, 4 or deep tissue injury in persons… (More)

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