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Prognosis of Bedsores

Deaths and Mortality Rates

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)

Estimated mortality rate for Bedsores from incidence and deaths statistics:

  • Deaths: 34,319 (USA annual deaths calculated from this data: 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))
  • Incidence: 474,692 (USA annual incidence calculated from this data: 474,692 new cases of decubitus ulcer occurred in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 7.2% (ratio of deaths to incidence).
  • See also Deaths and Bedsores and Overview of Bedsores.

Complications:

Complications of Bedsores may include:

Complications of Bedsores from the Diseases Database include:


Source: Diseases Database

See also complications of Bedsores.

Death Statistics for Bedsores

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths related to 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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About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Bedsores usually refers to the likely outcome of Bedsores. The prognosis of Bedsores may include the duration of Bedsores, chances of complications of Bedsores, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Bedsores, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Bedsores. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

 

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