Pressure ulcers: quality management, prevalence, and severity in a long-term care setting.


The entire resident population of a long-term care (LTC) facility was followed for four years. Protocols for quality management reduced the prevalence rate of pressure ulcers from 7% in 1988 to 4% in 1992. The average percentage of residents who developed pressure ulcers in the LTC setting was 3.4% while 20% of the residents admitted from the acute care… (More)


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