Pressure Ulcers: More Lethal Than We Thought?
Redelings MD, et al. | Advances in Skin & Wound Care | 2005

This descriptive study assesses the prevalence of pressure ulcer associated deaths in the US, including associations with other conditions, such as septicemia, and demographic characteristics, such as age.  Approximately 10,000 patient die each year from complications due to pressure ulcers.

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  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Pressure Ulcer Management
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Reference: Redelings MD, Lee NE, Sorvillo F. Pressure ulcers: more lethal than we thought? Advances in Skin & Wound Care; Sept 18(7):367-372