NHS Improvement guidance on pressure ulcer definition and measurement
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NHS Improvement guidance on pressure ulcer definition and measurement

Erin Dean Health writer

Essential facts

Almost 1,300 new pressure ulcers are reported each month in the NHS in England, according to NHS Digital. Treating pressure damage costs the NHS more than £3.8 million every day, but the recording of pressure ulcers and their severity can vary within and between trusts. Finding ways to improve the prevention of pressure damage is therefore a priority for policymakers, managers and healthcare staff.

Nursing Older People. 31, 3, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/nop.31.3.11.s11

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