Author(s): Authors Russo CA, Steiner C, Spector W
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Excerpt This Statistical Brief presents data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) on patterns of utilization and costs for adult hospital stays involving the treatment of pressure ulcers in 2006. Variation in the characteristics of stays principally for pressure ulcers and hospitalizations with a secondary diagnosis of pressure ulcers are compared to stays for all other conditions. Differences in utilization are illustrated according to patient age, expected primary payer, and related conditions. All differences between estimates noted in the text are statistically significant at the 0.05 level or better.
This article was published in Hospitalizations Related to Pressure Ulcers Among Adults 18 Years and Older, 2006: Statistical Brief #64
and referenced in International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation