At a recent meeting of the New Jersey chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), health experts presented on how to prevent readmissions for pressure ulcers.
Pressure ulcers are a common hospital-acquired condition with far-reaching implications for patient safety. It is estimated that 2.5 million patients are affected by pressure ulcers annually in the U.S.; about 60,000 patients will die nationwide directly from pressure ulcers. The condition is extremely painful, costly (up to $11 billion each year in the U.S. alone), and largely preventable. Read More