Health

Decline in hospital-acquired conditions continues

(HealthDay)—The rate of hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) continued its decline from 2014 to 2016, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) National Scorecard on Hospital-Acquired Conditions.

Diabetes

New risk assessment will protect the feet of diabetes patients

A stringently designed web form with questions about foot ulcers, deformities and neuropathy will soon be brought into use to better protect the feet of people with diabetes. The tool is a result of research conducted at ...

Medical research

A 'light' approach to healing wounds moves closer to market

It's not unusual for patients with spinal cord injuries to develop pressure ulcers from sitting long periods in wheelchairs. Because the patients cannot feel them, the sores become severe by the time they are noticed.

Health

Uni experts aim to cut the costs of pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers—resulting from factors such as immobility by elderly patients and residents in hospitals and care homes—can have serious medical consequences, requiring plastic surgery in extreme cases. Also, they pile ...

Health

2008 initiative had minimal impact on pressure ulcer charges

(HealthDay)—The 2008 Hospital-Acquired Conditions Initiative (HACI) payment changes for pressure ulcers have had a minimal effect, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics ...

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