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Pressure Injuries/Ulcers (PI/PUs) represent a significant clinical and financial burden. PI/PUs are common in all healthcare settings, and are an underappreciated public health issue.

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Annual cost to the US healthcare system

Additional days for hospitalizations principally for PI/PUs

Patients in the US that develop PI/PUs each year

For a PI/PU to be visible from below the skin surface

1. Padula W., et al. (2019). The national cost of hospital-acquired pressure injuries in the United States. International Wound Journal, 1-7
2. Russo, C.A. (Thomson Reuters), Steiner, C. (AHRQ) and Spector, W. (AHRQ). Hospitalizations Related to Pressure Ulcers, 2006. HCUP Statistical Brief #64. December 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http:// www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb64.pdf
3. Berlowitz D., et al. (2012). Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals. A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care. [online] Available at: https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/ pressureulcertoolkit/putool1.html (Accessed 7 April 2018)
4. Moore Z., et al. (2017). Subepidermal moisture (SEM) and bioimpedance: a literature review of a novel method for early detection of pressure-induced tissue damage (pressure ulcers). Int Wound J, 14(2): 331–7

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