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Why do we bother grading pressure ulcers?

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Why do we bother grading pressure ulcers?

Claire James, Jacqui Fletcher, Karen Ousey, Michael Clark
31 May 2011

The use of grading tools for the description of the severity of pressure ulcers has been described for several decades.

However, since their first use, many authors have identified considerable shortcomings with them, which have not improved significantly despite an increasing number of systems being available.

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