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Diseases » Bedsores » Summary
 

What is Bedsores?

What is Bedsores?

Bed sores result from pressure on the skin, typically in patients during hospital recovery or whose ...more »

  • Bedsores: Skin ulcers from prolonged pressure.
  • Bedsores: ulceration caused by prolonged pressure in patients permitted to lie too still for a long period of time; bony prominences of the body are the most frequently affected sites; ulcer is caused by ischemia of the underlying structures of the skin, fat, and muscles as a result of the sustained and constant pressure.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Bedsores: a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients).
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Bedsores: Introduction

Types of Bedsores:

Broader types of Bedsores:

How many people get Bedsores?

Incidence (annual) of Bedsores: 474,692 new cases of decubitus ulcer occurred in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
Incidence Rate of Bedsores: approx 1 in 573 or 0.17% or 474,692 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Bedsores?

Complications of Bedsores: see complications of Bedsores
Deaths for Bedsores: 34,320 deaths from decubitus ulcers were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)

What causes Bedsores?

Causes of Bedsores: see causes of Bedsores
Risk factors for Bedsores: see risk factors for Bedsores

What are the symptoms of Bedsores?

Symptoms of Bedsores: see symptoms of Bedsores

Complications of Bedsores: see complications of Bedsores

Can anyone else get Bedsores?

More information: see contagiousness of Bedsores
Inheritance: see inheritance of Bedsores

Bedsores: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Bedsores.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bedsores.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Bedsores: see treatments for Bedsores
Prevention of Bedsores: see prevention of Bedsores
Research for Bedsores: see research for Bedsores

Society issues for Bedsores


Cost statistics for Bedsores: The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Bedsores:

  • $2,574.02 million in excess cost of treating decubitus ulcer was attributable to a patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • $2.57 million is spent on preventable decubitis ulcer annually in America 2000-02 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
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Hospitalization statistics for Bedsores: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Bedsores:
  • 0.024% (3,095) of hospital consultant episodes were for decubitus ulcer in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 71% of hospital consultant episodes for decubitus ulcer required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 43% of hospital consultant episodes for decubitus ulcer were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 57% of hospital consultant episodes for decubitus ulcer were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 68% of hospital consultant episodes for decubitus ulcer required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Bedsores:

Organs and body systems related to Bedsores include:

Name and Aliases of Bedsores

Main name of condition: Bedsores

Other names or spellings for Bedsores:

pressure sores, pressure ulcer, decubitus ulcer

Bed sore, Pressure sores, Decubitus ulcer Source - Diseases Database

Pressure sore, Decubitus ulcer, Bedsore, Pressure sore, Bedsore, Decubitus ulcer
Source - WordNet 2.1

Bedsores: Related Conditions

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