Pressure sores: A plan for primary care prevention

J. M. Levine, M. Simpson, R. J. McDonald

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The development of a decubitus ulcer during a hospital admission is a dangerous and costly complication which can be avoided. Essential to prevention is an understanding of risk factors. Management of these risks must be done using an interdisciplinary team approach, with the physician coordinating the team to insure targeted intervention. The team approach model will not only minimize decubitus ulcer formation, but will also mobilize resources which might otherwise be underutilized to optimize the patient's functional status.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-90
Number of pages16
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


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