Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers: results from the national Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System study.

@article{Lyder2012HospitalacquiredPU,
  title={Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers: results from the national Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System study.},
  author={Courtney H. Lyder and Yun Wang and Mark L Metersky and Maureen Curry and Rebecca E Kliman and Nancy R Verzier and David R. Hunt},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={60 9},
  pages={
          1603-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the national and state incidence levels of newly hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (PUs) in Medicare beneficiaries and to describe the clinical and demographic characteristics and outcomes of these individuals. DESIGN Retrospective secondary analysis of the national Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System (MPSMS) database. SETTING Medicare-eligible hospitals across the United States and select territories. PARTICIPANTS Fifty-one thousand eight hundred forty-two… CONTINUE READING

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