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Deaths from Bedsores

Bedsores: Deaths

Bed sore complications can be life-threatening.

Deaths from 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)

Death Rate Extrapolation

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Bedsores: 34,319 per year, 2,859 per month, 659 per week, 94 per day, 3 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this automatic extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 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)

Death statistics for Bedsores

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and 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)
  • 7.23% of deaths from decubitus ulcers were attributable to patient safety incidents in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)

Bedsores: Hospitalization Statistics

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)
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