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Lancet. 1977 Sep 10;2(8037):548-50.

Incidence of pressure-sores in the Greater Glasgow Health Board area.

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Bioengineering Unit, University of Strathclyde, Rottenrow, Glasgow.


A survey was made by questionnaire of the prevalence and severity of pressure-sores on a given date among all hospital inpatients and all patients visited by a district nurse within the Greater Glasgow Health Board area. 8.8% of patients had a pressure-sore. Those aged 70 and over accounted for 70% of the patients with sores. Chairfast patients consistently had a higher pressure-sore frequency than bedfast patients of a similar degree of helplessness.

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