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Pressure ulcers: understanding the challenges of promoting quality

By Karen Ousey

Abstract

Pressure ulcers affect quality of life and general wellbeing, and create significant difficulties for patients, their carers and families. Pressure ulcers are associated with morbidity and mortality, and prove costly for healthcare providers. This article identifies the Government’s quality agenda and the importance of maintaining, developing and delivering quality care for the prevention of pressure ulceration

Topics: R1, RT
Publisher: Mark Allen Publishing
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.hud.ac.uk:8073

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  1. (2010). NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
  2. (2005). Pressure sores and pressure-decreasing mattresses: controlled clinical trial. Lancet 343: 568–71 National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel doi

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