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Pressure ulcers
Pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers are an unwanted complication of illness, severe physical disability or increasing frailty. Approximately 412,000 people are likely to develop a new pressure ulcer annually in the UK and this presents a significant burden on the provision of healthcare within the NHS. In June 2015, the Scottish Government announced an expansion of the existing aim, to reduce acquired grade 2–4 pressure ulcers in hospitals and care homes in Scotland by 50% by 2017.

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