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UCLA-led study finds direct link between hospital bedsores and patient mortality
Los Angeles Daily News

Seniors who developed bedsores in a hospital were more likely to die during their stay, to have longer periods in the facility, or were readmitted within 30 days of their discharge, according to a UCLA study released today.

The study, spearheaded by the dean of UCLA’s School of Nursing, is believed to be the first of its kind to use data directly from medical records to assess the impact of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers on Medicare patients at national and state levels.