Black/White differences in pressure ulcer incidence in nursing home residents.

  title={Black/White differences in pressure ulcer incidence in nursing home residents.},
  author={Mona Baumgarten and David P. Margolis and Carol van Doorn and Ann L. Gruber-Baldini and J. Richard Hebel and Sheryl Zimmerman and Jay S. Magaziner},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={52 8},
OBJECTIVES To compare black and white nursing home residents with respect to the incidence of nursing home (NH)-acquired pressure ulcers (PUs) and to examine the role of resident characteristics and facility characteristics in explaining differences between the racial groups. DESIGN Prospective cohort study conducted between 1992 and 1995. SETTING Fifty-nine Maryland NHs. PARTICIPANTS A total of 1,938 residents (301 black, 1,637 white) aged 65 and older newly admitted to participating NHs… CONTINUE READING

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