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Good management is the key to success.
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PMID:  21278633     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
As part of the quality agenda introduced in the UK by the Department of Health, practitioners will need to measure their performance against set benchmarks, one of which is the prevention of all avoidable hospital-acquired pressure ulcers. This means that they will have to show that they are monitoring pressure ulcer incidence and prevalence. Similarly, in the US, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services no longer reimburse for the treatment of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers. While this may sound frightening to some, when viewed in a positive light it can, of course, be regarded as an opportunity, presenting a strong argument for better education (at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels) and reiterating the need for audit.
Tracy Cowan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wound care     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0969-0700     ISO Abbreviation:  J Wound Care     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
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Created Date:  2011-01-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9417080     Medline TA:  J Wound Care     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-Unknown     Citation Subset:  N    
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