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The incidence of pressure sores within a National Health Service Trust hospital during 1991.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7930124     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence of pressure sores has been frequently reported. However, such measures fail to identify how many patients develop sores, while longitudinal changes in prevalence rates are difficult to interpret. This paper provides the first report of the incidence of pressure sores across the population of a single NHS Trust hospital. During 1991, 360 patients developed sores, an incidence of 4.03 patients per 100 admissions. Within orthopaedic wards, the incidence was higher, with 10.3 patients per 100 admissions developing sores.
M Clark; S Watts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of advanced nursing     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0309-2402     ISO Abbreviation:  J Adv Nurs     Publication Date:  1994 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-18     Completed Date:  1994-11-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609811     Medline TA:  J Adv Nurs     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-6     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Patient Admission / statistics & numerical data
Population Surveillance*
Pressure Ulcer / classification,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Risk Factors
Severity of Illness Index
State Medicine*

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