Exploring factors associated with pressure ulcers: a data mining approach.

  title={Exploring factors associated with pressure ulcers: a data mining approach.},
  author={D. K. Ashwin Raju and Xiaogang Su and Patricia A. Patrician and Lori A Loan and Mary S. McCarthy},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  volume={52 1},
BACKGROUND Pressure ulcers are associated with a nearly three-fold increase in in-hospital mortality. It is essential to investigate how other factors besides the Braden scale could enhance the prediction of pressure ulcers. Data mining modeling techniques can be beneficial to conduct this type of analysis. Data mining techniques have been applied extensively in health care, but are not widely used in nursing research. PURPOSE To remedy this methodological gap, this paper will review, explain… CONTINUE READING
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