Sex-specific differences in prevention and treatment of institutional-acquired pressure ulcers in hospitals and nursing homes

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July 2020
Journal of Tissue Viability
Andrea Lichterfeld-Kottner, Jan Kottner, Nils Lahmann
Pressure Ulcers
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Journal of Tissue Viability

Andrea Lichterfeld-Kottner, Nils Lahmann, Jan Kottner


  • Sex-specific differences in prevention of pressure ulcers were minor in hospitals and nursing homes
  • More women at risk of institutional-acquired pressure ulcers were underweight, whereas more men were obese
  • Women generally receive more special support surfaces

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