Hospital monitoring of pressure ulcers in the UK.

  title={Hospital monitoring of pressure ulcers in the UK.},
  author={Frederick I. Scott and Andrew J. Newens},
  journal={Journal of wound care},
  volume={8 5},
Hospital trusts and health authorities are increasingly being expected to report on numbers of patients with pressure ulcers. Although pressure ulcer audits should be undertaken in a systematic way, there are no agreed standards and little is known about the current status of pressure ulcer monitoring. A postal survey was conducted to establish a national picture of both assessment and audit of pressure ulcers. Questionnaires were sent to 276 acute hospital trusts throughout the UK; 204 were… CONTINUE READING