Why are pressure injuries (pressure ulcers) a national healthcare issue?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Addressing the overall management of pressure injuries is now a prominent national healthcare issue. Despite current interest and advances in medicine, surgery, nursing care, and self-care education, pressure injuries remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality, and patients with pressure injuries are important users of medical resources. [7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14]


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