Mortality Rate of Persons With Pressure Ulcers in Hospital: a Local Audit (Wounds UK)

Summary

An audit was performed at an NHS trust over a 6-month period to examine the mortality rates of patients reported to have SCALE grade 2, 3 or 4 pressure ulcers in acute care. It was found that 44% of the patients reported to have such pressure ulcers passed away within 8 weeks.

Investigation into the likely factors behind these findings suggests that a large proportion of pressure ulcer incidence may be related to the physiological comorbidities which occur at the end of life.

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Reference

White, K. (2017). Clinical audit examining pressure ulcer incidence among end-of-life patients. Wounds UK; March 2017; Vol.13(1); pp.42-45.

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