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An audit of mortality in patients with pressure sores admitted to a regional plastic surgery unit over a 20-year period (1972-92).
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PMID:  8523309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective review of the annual mortality records over the last 20 years of Bangour General Hospital Plastic Surgery Unit gave a total of 212 deaths, 10 of which occurred in patients admitted with pressure sores. The significance of this is discussed, particularly related to the changing situation in the organization of the National Health Service. The mortality rate for patients with pressure sores was 3%.
J C McGregor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0035-8835     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Coll Surg Edinb     Publication Date:  1995 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-25     Completed Date:  1996-01-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503110     Medline TA:  J R Coll Surg Edinb     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic Surgery, St John's Hospital, Livingston, West Lothian, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Great Britain / epidemiology
Hospital Units
Medical Audit*
Middle Aged
Pressure Ulcer / mortality*
Retrospective Studies

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