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Prevalence and Incidence of 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) ... see also overview of Bedsores.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 573 or 0.17% or 474,692 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "474,692 new cases of decubitus ulcer occurred in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Bedsores:

474,692 per year, 39,557 per month, 9,128 per week, 1,300 per day, 54 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "474,692 new cases of decubitus ulcer occurred in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence statistics for Bedsores:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Bedsores:

  • 29.86 per 1,000 hospitalised at risk patients developed decubitus ulcers in America (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 41.59% of decubitus ulcers were due to a patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 474,692 new cases of decubitus ulcer occurred in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 13.13% of decubitus ulcers resulted in death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • Incidence rate statistics in the USA:
    • Estimated 21.564 decubitus ulcers occurred per 1,000 hospital discharges after stays of 4 or more days (excluding paralysis patients, neonates and long-term-care facility patients) in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
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Death statistics for Bedsores:

The following statistics relate to 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)
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More Statistics about Bedsores:

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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Bedsores usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Bedsores at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Bedsores refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Bedsores diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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