#1pressure sore* or decubitus or pressure area* or bed?sore* or bed sore* or pressure ulcer* or skin breakdown
#2epidemiol* or incidenc* or freq* or preval* or survey* or audit*

Note: These searches were adapted to each database.

From: Appendix 2, General search strategies and databases searched

Cover of The Use of Pressure-Relieving Devices (Beds, Mattresses and Overlays) for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in Primary and Secondary Care
The Use of Pressure-Relieving Devices (Beds, Mattresses and Overlays) for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in Primary and Secondary Care.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 7.
National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care (UK).
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