Pressure ulcers in German nursing homes and acute care hospitals: prevalence, frequency, and ulcer characteristics.

@article{Lahmann2006PressureUI,
  title={Pressure ulcers in German nursing homes and acute care hospitals: prevalence, frequency, and ulcer characteristics.},
  author={Nils Axel Lahmann and Ruud J. G. Halfens and Theo W. N. Dassen},
  journal={Ostomy/wound management},
  year={2006},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={20-33}
}
In German healthcare facilities, research-based knowledge of pressure ulcers and their relation to patient characteristics is limited. To provide information for national and international comparison on pressure ulcers and related issues, two cross-sectional surveys were conducted among 21,574 German hospital patients and nursing home residents (147 institutions total) in 2002 and 2003. Prevalence and frequency rates of pressure ulcers in people at risk (Braden score of </=20) in different… CONTINUE READING

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