Development and implementation of a hospital-acquired pressure ulcer incidence tracking system and algorithm.

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Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) are a national concern due to patient morbidity, treatment cost, and reimbursement issues. Stages III and IV pressure ulcers (PUs) that occur during hospitalization are among the conditions considered preventable by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Harborview Medical Center (HMC), located in… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1945-1474.2010.00076.x

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