Prevalence and risk of pressure ulcers in acute care following implementation of practice guidelines: annual pressure ulcer prevalence census 1994-2008.

@article{Vandenkerkhof2011PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk of pressure ulcers in acute care following implementation of practice guidelines: annual pressure ulcer prevalence census 1994-2008.},
  author={Elizabeth Vandenkerkhof and Elaine H Friedberg and Margaret B. Harrison},
  journal={Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={58-67}
}
Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in the United States were estimated to cost US$2.2 to US$3.6 billion per year in 1999. In the early 1990s clinical practice guidelines for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers were introduced. The purpose of this study was to examine the epidemiology of pressure ulcers in acute care in Canada. The current study is based on 12,787 individuals who were inpatients during a 1-day annual census conducted in an acute care facility in Ontario between 1994… CONTINUE READING

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