Conn. hospitals reduce incidence of pressure ulcers

The number of hospital patients in Connecticut suffering from pressure ulcers dropped to 39 in 2011, about half the number reported in 2009, and 18 of 30 acute-care hospitals reported no incidents, according to the state's Adverse Event Report. Hospitals in the state have made efforts to identify patients at high risk for pressure ulcers upon admission, says Dr. Mary Reich Cooper, vice president of the Connecticut Hospital Association.

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