About 2.5 million patients are treated for pressure ulcers in the United States every year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and about 60,000 die as a direct result of the condition.
About 2.5 million patients are treated for pressure ulcers in the United States every year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and about 60,000 die as a direct result of the condition. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
About 2.5 million patients are treated for pressure ulcers in the United States every year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and about 60,000 die as a direct result of the condition. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
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November 09, 2014 4:57 PM

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