The prevalence of pressure damage in acute care hospital patients in the UK Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • This paper aims to provide information on the prevalence of pressure damage in UK hospital patients since 1992. A survey method and data handling service provided by a medical device company was used to set targets and monitor trends. The results of these surveys provide evidence that over a six year period, the prevalence of pressure damage in this population in the UK has shown a significant reduction.

publication date

  • April 1999