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8(3): Surveying national pressure ulcer occurrence

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8(3): Surveying national pressure ulcer occurrence

Jacqui Fletcher
17 September 2012

In November 2011, a survey was carried out across England to determine how pressure ulcer occurrence data were collected and reported.

An electronic survey tool was used to design the survey and it was circulated via the regional tissue viability groups. A total of 145 responses were received and the results demonstrated considerable differences in both what was collected and reported.

These data were used to underpin a consensus meeting held in Birmingham where tissue viability nurses debated the issues.

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