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Pressure Ulcer Healing Predictors for Long Term Care Patients

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient in a long term care facility with a pressure ulcer for factors associated with ulcer healing.

Specialty:

Dermatology
General Surgery

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, severity, prognosis, stage, disease progression

ICD-10:

L89

Description:

Berkowitz et al identified factors associated with healing of pressure ulcers in residents of long term care facilities. This can help identify patients who will need more intensive intervention, resulting in better allocation of resources. The authors are from the Beford Veterans Administration in Beford, Massachusetts.

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