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Video: The Financial Impact of Pressure Ulcers

John Maynard
Wound and Ostomy Product Manager | Shield HealthCare
04/13/16  4:53 PM PST

In this whiteboard animation, Shield HealthCare gives you information about how pressure ulcers impact the healthcare system and patients. Pressure ulcers (PU) or pressure injuries affect 3 million adults at an annual cost to the U.S. healthcare system of more than $11 billion. What’s more, nearly 60,000 patients die each year as a direct result of a PU. Indeed, they are a major health problem, and with increasing health care costs, an aging population and a sharp rise in diabetes and obesity, the burden—and toll—of PU will likely grow. But it doesn’t need to be that way. Watch to learn more.

You can find our infographic with these statistics here.

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