In this whiteboard animation, Shield HealthCare gives you information about how pressure ulcers impact the healthcare system and patients. Pressure ulcers 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 pressure ulcer.
Indeed, pressure ulcers 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 pressure ulcers will likely grow. But it doesn’t need to be that way. Watch to learn more.