Sacral Decubitus Incidence
Facts about decubitus ulcer:
- Over 2 million people develop decubitus ulcers each year in the US.
- Decubitus ulcers develop in about 10% of hospitalized patients.
- Decubitus ulcers develop in nearly 25% of nursing home patients.
- The elderly are at greatest risk for pressure sores.
Continue to Sacral Decubitus Risk Factors
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