Journal Article

A comprehensive program to reduce rates of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in a system of community hospitals.

Englebright J, Westcott R, McManus K, et al. Journal of patient safety. 2018;14:54-59.

This implementation study sought to reduce incidence of pressure ulcers in hospitalized patients using a multimodal intervention that included providing performance data, training, and implementation support. Rates of severe (stages III and IV) ulcers declined in participating facilities, demonstrating that a quality improvement model can enhance patient safety.