Stop the Pressure information sheet

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Health & Medicine

Published on February 26, 2014

Author: NHSIQ



Are pressure ulcers really a
problem within the NHS?
• Around 186,617 patients develop a pressure ulcer in hospital each year.
•Each pressure ulcer adds additional
costs of care of over £4,000.
• The most vulnerable patients are aged over 75.
• Pressure ulcers can result in severe harm or death.
• Research suggests that between 80-95% are avoidable.

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