Critical Patients

Intraoperative Risk Factors Associated with Postoperative Pressure Ulcers in Critically Ill Patients: A Retrospective Observational Study

OBJECTIVE: The risk for pressure ulcers is rarely identified in the perioperative period, and the influence of this period on risk factors has not been as rigorously studied as the postoperative period. We hypothesized that intraoperative risk factors exist, which increase the likelihood of a postoperative new-onset pressure ulcer.

DESIGN: A retrospective observational study.

SETTING: A large midwestern U.S. quaternary care institution.

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