What is the global prevalence of pressure injuries (pressure ulcers)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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In a study from Germany that reviewed the prevalence of pressure injuries in more than 18,000 patients residing in long-term care facilities, the prevalence was found to have decreased from 12.5% in 2002 to 5% in 2008. [49] This decrease is thought to be due to more effective management strategies and better prevention.


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