Pressure ulcer prevention and management.

@article{Lyder2003PressureUP,
  title={Pressure ulcer prevention and management.},
  author={C. Lyder},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2003},
  volume={289 2},
  pages={
          223-6
        }
}
PRESSURE ULCERS REMAIN A COMmon problem in all health care settings. It is estimated that 1.3 million to 3 million adults have a pressure ulcer, with an estimated cost of $500 to $40000 to heal each ulcer. The incidence of pressure ulcers varies greatly by clinical setting. Incidence rates of 0.4% to 38.0% for hospitals, 2.2% to 23.9% for long-term care, and 0% to 17% for home care have been reported. Incidence rates of less than 2% are ideal. However, the optimal incidence rate may vary… Expand

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