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Padula WV, Makic MB, Wald HL
Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers at academic medical centers in the United States, 2008-2012: tracking changes since the CMS nonpayment policy.
This study was conducted to define changes in hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU) incidence and variance since 2008. It found that HAPU incidence rates decreased significantly among 210 University HealthSystems Consortium academic medical centers after the enactment of the CMS nonpayment policy. This suggests that governmental policy was a significant driver of change in clinical practice for wound care and created incentives for preventive efforts on the part of hospitals.
Citation: Padula WV, Makic MB, Wald HL . Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers at academic medical centers in the United States, 2008-2012: tracking changes since the CMS nonpayment policy. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2015 Jun;41(6):257-63..
Keywords: Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Patient Safety, Policy, Pressure Ulcers, Prevention, Quality Improvement