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 of PI/PUs to the UK healthcare system

Additional hospital days per inpatient stay due to PI/PUs

European PI/PU prevalence identified in Systematic Review

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

1. Bennett G., et al. (2004). The cost of pressure ulcers in the UK. Age and Ageing. 33(3):230–235
2. Posnett J., et al. (2009). The resource impact of wounds on health-care providers in Europe. J Wound Care. 2009; 18: 4, 154–161
3. Moore Z., et al. (2019). The prevalence of pressure ulcers in Europe, what does the European data tell us: a systematic review. Journal of Wound Care. Vol 28:no 11: 710-719
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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