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Pressure ulcers: prevention and management of pressure ulcers [CG179]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1.1.1

Be aware that all patients are potentially at risk of developing a pressure ulcer.

What was measured: Proportion of reported patients who had pressure ulcers.
Data collection end: May 2012
6.8%
Data collection end: May 2013
5.4%
Data collection end: May 2014
4.7%
Data collection end: May 2015
4.5%
Data collection end: May 2016
4.5%
Area covered: England
Source: NHS Digital. NHS Safety Thermometer: Patient Harms and Harm Free Care



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