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Statistics about Bedsores

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Bedsores:

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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: approx 1 in 573 or 0.17% or 474,692 people in USA [about data]

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. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 474,692 new cases of decubitus ulcer occurred in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)

Incidence statistics about 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)
    • Estimated 7.67 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) of people aged 0 to 17 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 4.952 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) of people aged 18 to 44 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 9.839 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) of people aged 45 to 64 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 25.172 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) of people aged over 65 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 16.437 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) of people aged 65 to 69 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 19.091 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) of people aged 70 to 74 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 22.904 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) of people aged 75 to 79 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 27.552 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) of people aged 80 to 84 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 37.050 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) of people aged over 85 in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 21.496 decubitus ulcers occurred per 1,000 male 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)
    • Estimated 21.839 decubitus ulcers occurred per 1,000 female 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)
    • Estimated 21.42 decubitus ulcers occurred per 1,000 discharges after stays of 4 or more days (excluding paralysis patients, neonates and long-term-care facility patients) from a private, not-for-profit hospital in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 24.339 decubitus ulcers occurred per 1,000 discharges after stays of 4 or more days (excluding paralysis patients, neonates and long-term-care facility patients) from a private, for-profit hospital in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 19.815 decubitus ulcers occurred per 1,000 discharges after stays of 4 or more days (excluding paralysis patients, neonates and long-term-care facility patients) from a public hospital in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 16.7 decubitus ulcers occurred per 1,000 discharges after stays of 4 or more days (excluding paralysis patients, neonates and long-term-care facility patients) from hospitals with less than 100 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 21.191 decubitus ulcers occurred per 1,000 discharges after stays of 4 or more days (excluding paralysis patients, neonates and long-term-care facility patients) from hospitals with 100 to 299 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 22.975 decubitus ulcers occurred per 1,000 discharges after stays of 4 or more days (excluding paralysis patients, neonates and long-term-care facility patients) from hospitals with 300 to 499 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
    • Estimated 22.607 decubitus ulcers occurred per 1,000 discharges after stays of 4 or more days (excluding paralysis patients, neonates and long-term-care facility patients) from hospitals with over 500 beds in the US 2000 (National Healthcare Quality Report, AHRQ, DHHS, 2003)
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Death and mortality statistics for Bedsores:

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 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 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)
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Society statistics 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)

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)
  • 38.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for decubitus ulcer in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 21 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for decubitus ulcer in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for decubitus ulcer in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27% of hospital consultant episodes for decubitus ulcer occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for decubitus ulcer occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for decubitus ulcer were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.15% (78,210) of hospital bed days were for decubitus ulcer in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Bedsores. 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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