Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers: risk factors and use of preventive devices.


BACKGROUND Pressure ulcers are a frequent complication of bed rest. We examined risk factors for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, the use of preventive devices, and the impact of case-mix adjustments on between-ward comparisons. METHODS We conducted 3 cross-sectional surveys in a teaching hospital of 2373 patients who had no pressure ulcer on admission… (More)


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